okay, so I didn't actually refinish the whole thing, just the top. I had this really cute chest of drawers from Target's Global Bazaar line a few years ago. I loved it and have carted it around to like 4-5 different places since then. However, the finish on the top started to chip and looked something like this:
(ignore that I already started sanding in this pic)
I decided I would just refinish the top in a different way. The original plan was different, but I ended up Mod Podgeing (is that a word) scrapbook paper over the whole top. The chest is around 16 1/2 inches square, so I had to use more than one 12 x 12 sheet of paper. I decided to do a yellow (since that's the color of my office where this piece is going. See post about that here.) border around a black and white page. Here's the yellow going on:
sorry for the slightly blurry pic there.
Next I did the black and white page:
I love the graphic on that! I sealed it with several layers of Mod Podge and let it dry overnight before moving it into my office today. Here's a pic that shows the color well:
This pic shows the cute leaf shaped drawer pulls:
I love the way it looks and the yellow matches perfectly! Now I just need to decide on accessories to set on top of it. There are more details about the process and my trials and errors on this project over at my blog.