It's amazing what a difference a simple coat of paint will give! We got both of our sons' dressers for free (they were both rejected, ugly furniture), and gave them a bit of a face lift. See my favorite one, the crackle finish dresser facelift, HERE. Our second time around I just wanted a quick fix-up instead of a drawn-out project so I just gave it a light sand, some fresh paint, and cute drawer liners. Look at the difference it made!