This dresser is another garbage find from about 15 years ago. My sister helped me salvage this piece from the neighbor’s trash. It was in rougher condition than this ‘Before’ picture because it had large stickers on the drawer fronts, and was painted in coral and beige. I haven’t done any justice to it over the years with all the colors I’ve experimented on it, which, in horror, I relived while stripping it down to its bare bones. A simple stain and some Ikea hardware has finally restored this piece to something we can actually have in our bedroom. Yes, with age comes wisdom and hopefully better taste. Photos by Jon Freeland.