These sidetables were in rough condition when they came my way. Luckily I was able to strip them to find beautiful wood underneath. The drawer pulls were brass, and cleaned up beautifully. I've said it before and I'll say it again - Brasso is my spirit animal. I stained the wood, and then painted the drawers using Antique White and then a custom mix of Antique White and Lamp black (about 1:1). They were both given 4 top coats with High Performance Top Coat. Some people say it looks like a backgammon board - and I gotta say....that wasn't my inspiration but I guess it's true!