The angled sides are my favorite part, and this dresser will have a great new home in my bedroom. I made sure to fill and sand the places with chipped veneer and scratches. For refinishing, I wet sanded the areas I was going to freshen up with stain, then I applied a coat of walnut gel stain and sealed it with a satin topcoat. I wanted a look for the piece that had clean lines, but wasn’t same old same old. Something new and different. Finally, I sealed the white paint with a gloss topcoat and reattached the hardware. After taping off the portion of the piece that would be painted, I primed and then painted it white.