This little gem found me in the back of a dusty warehouse. Its veneer was peeling off, the drawers were in need of repair, and there were several gouges in the wood that really needed to be filled. Although it was in pretty bad shape, I really loved the lines & design of this little piece and the hardware was to die for! I ended up stripping the veneer off the top with a hot iron, a damp cloth, elbow grease & lots of splinters. After the damaged veneer was removed from the top, I went about fixing the drawers as several of the runners were missing or broke. I fashioned some new wood runners, so the drawers would glide smoothly and used wood filler to fill in any gouges remaining in the piece. I painted the entire piece with Sherwin Williams, "Mindful Gray," Paint Color and sealed it with a matte polyurethane. I kept the hardware the same because of the beautiful patina they had. I think the paint really makes the extra trim and lines stand out even more than before. I also lined the drawers with a pretty decorator paper to add to the overall look. I love flipping these pieces, and this project will hopefully give you inspiration for flipping your own pieces, as well! Like PaperCanvasEtc on Facebook to stay current with all our design ideas in the future. Until then, Happy Designing!