I am really happy with the way it turned out. The wood was in bad shape, and would have taken more work to refinish than I am willing to do. (Sorry Margaret - paint it was!)
And since I was so happy with that one - we brought another old dresser home from the cabin to do the same with. This dresser was my mother-in-law's, and has been at the cabin for 20+ years or so. The wood on the drawers actually looked to be in really good shape, so I thought I'd just paint the dresser frame and hardware, and just clean the wood drawer fronts. This one also turned out really nice, though I'm not too sure the wooden drawer fronts are my style. I don't want to breathe any more paint fumes though, so if I decide to paint the drawers it will be in the spring. In any case, I just love these old dressers - they are solid and built to last. (And I'm too cheap to buy new ones.)
I have a few more days of vacation left to enjoy. A book to finish, the tatted edging on that runner, and time with friends and family.
Oh, and while I was playing with the dresser photos, I got sidetracked (imagine that) and added some text to this photo I took today:
Ruby. We've decided that her full name is now Ruby Pearl Marilyn. She cracks me up.