I picked up this faded beauty at a garage sale for $20. It was in dire need of a makeover but it was solid and very well made… worth spending time on. It is now a real beauty.
I gave it a good clean and then a coat of primer. I then gave it two coats of matt Dulux Antique White U.S.A . Next step was to rub it back a bit with sandpaper before giving it a couple of coats of matt water based clear polyurethane. I primed and then painted the handles in a grey paint and lightly brushed them in white.
It is now a beautiful piece of furniture. I am going to use it in my office for storing stationery. So worth its cost of $20 and some paint and elbow grease.