Avery light sanding and a coat of primer to prep this piece since the body of it was constructed of the ‘dreaded particle board’! But the drawers were constructed of pine at least! As always, I painted the backside.
Distressing along the edges really brings out the detail. Didn’t ‘heavily distress’ the top, sides and drawer fronts because the white primer coat showed through. Had to sand extra hard to get down to the brown.
Those dated handles HAD to go. Fortunately I had a thrifted pair that fit the existing holes. (otherwise I’d have to fill the holes with putty and drill new ones and somehow disguise the old holes because even though they have been filled and painted over, then still ‘show’.)