When my husband and I got married, we inherited some of his childhood furniture. This dresser was old. I mean peeling wood, broken drawers, dull stain and varnish kind-of-OLD! It's been sitting in the garage because I have procrastinated facing this Ugly.
It has horrendous hardware that somehow suggested an obsession of a Texas sports team....which The Hubs isn't even a fan!
I sanded the entire dresser with a pretty rough grade. After I re-sanded with a finer grade just to smooth it out.
I used a Gripper primer. This primer can go on pre-stained or painted woods without the need of sanding. I chose to sand the dresser just in case!
I chose "Garden Sage" from Sherwin-Williams as my paint color. As shown here, it's in my empty, but finished basement. I'm going to put it in the guest room where the walls are a buttery/golden yellow.
I spackled the holes where the old hardware had been before. I sanded down the spackle and then painted the drawers.
The hardware is from Home Depot. Easy as pie.