A few months ago I picked up a matching dresser and chest at a yard sale. They had been used and abused but the price was right and there was hope. I don't have a before photo of the chest but it was in the same condition as its mate.
I finished the rehab on the chest a few weeks ago and decided to go in an entirely different direction for this dresser.
Some of the veneer needed to be removed from the drawer fronts and the body of the dresser was sanded to remove the old finish. The drawers are painted black with hm chalk paint (Ben Moore's Aura in Onyx). The cabinet was restained with Minwax Espresso. I kept the original hardware, painted it matte black then dry brushed with some copper bronzing powder in a glazing medium. The drawers are hand waxed with APC's dark wax and the cabinet received two coats of Minwax Polycrylic. I really like the way it came out; unfortunately I can't keep it!