Here's the only before shot I have because one of our computers had to be restored and I lost the good before shots, sorry!:
Notice how tarnished the drawer pulls are. I bought the dresser on craigslist. Whoever owned this dresser before put a lifetime of cigarette resin on it. It was bad.
And here it is after two coats of paint! I ran out of paint so I'll eventually get around to that third coat. I soaked the drawer pulls in bowl of white vinegar and then scrubbed them with a toothbrush. It was amazingly easy.
The gray walls create a nice contrast and you can really see the detail in the clock now.
A view into the study/office. Not sure if I should keep those yellow walls or not.