I have to say, for my first time refinishing something, this was pretty easy. It still needs a little smoothing with some steal wool and a coat of protective sealer, but I love the way it looks in my dining room now!
Here's the before:
Here's the after:
I used a can of Krylon white primer spray paint first, then 3-4 coats of Krylon Black Semi Gloss spray paint. With the handles, I used the primer spray, then 2 coats of Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel. I love the spray paint, because it dries in just a few minutes. I did the drawers on Tuesday morning, then the base dresser and handles yesterday. I think it took about 3 1/2 hours total. Now I'm debating whether to paint my dining room set black... I might do the table black and the chair white, maybe with some cute custom seat cushions?