The problem is/was that we're still on a shoestring budget and I couldn't just go out and buy tons of brand new things. So, as the title of this post indicates, I decided to take an old black dresser with multi-colored knobs from our bedroom and paint it tan and white so it fits with our new bedroom of neutral colors and natural woods.
Sadly, I forgot to take a before picture while the dresser was still assembled but this is what it looked like:
I'm going to compress this post because I have a lot of pictures...
Since this wasn't a super high quality piece, I couldn't sand it down before working on it. That meant that I had to paint over the black. And that meant I had to use a boat load of primer.
Then, I went for the brown.
See the wood filler? Well, I had to fill one of the previous holes (top left) so that I could make that drawer work w/ a handle instead of a knob.
Then, I taped off the drawers so I could paint lines on them.
Drum roll, please....
Voila! The finished product.