I don't have a before of this one, as I redid this one the first time several years ago. When I bought it, it was painted off white, and it was pretty much a mess. I stripped it down and stained it. It stayed like that for years, but I never could quite get the paint out of all of the grain. This summer I wallpapered the drawers and the sides, spray painted it green, and then antiqued it with ebony stain. The wallpaper was lifting, and it took me this long to finally glue it down. I am not sure if these drawer pulls will stay on it forever, but they work for now. Oh yeah, and I just found the top drawers that I had misplaced for several years :) Yeah, that's just my life.