Changing the look and feel of furniture can be as simple as changing out the hardware. My old childhood dresser got moved into the girl's room sometime earlier this year. I was not crazy about the old metal handles and knobs (ignore the fact in this before pic I already replaced the knobs) I put on 13 years ago when I moved into my first apartment. It originally had floppy metal handles with a floral metal plate.
It does need a new paint job, but for now just changing out the hardware makes it fit much better in the girls' room. Speaking of, I kinda have updated their room yet again. To be honest the shabby chic and bland colors was just not working for me. It was really pretty, but I just need lots of color...and I think the girls like more colors as well. Not to mention that Maressa needed a quilt and I could no longer get the one like her sisters, so kinda gave me an excuse to get them both fun new (inexpensive Target) quilts. I put hot pink sheets on Maressa's bed one day when cleaning her other ones and she was beside herself excited and kept thanking me over and over....lol.