I picked this dresser up just a while ago off of craigslist. It was painted with enough bright colors to startle a clown. I mean really really awful. I had just the remedy, a new creamy mocha paint color I'd been waiting to use on just the right piece of furniture. It took four coats to finally completely cover that mess of pastel- and then I put on a coat of furniture wax and buffed it to give the dresser a soft sheen and a layer of protection. I was really tempted to keep this one for myself.