I finally found the before photo of the dresser I was talking about here. I think it is so dramatic to see the dark wood furniture get painted. I was going to wait to take a true after picture until I had time to "style" the boys room. Who am I kidding. I cannot fight the tide of Lego that overtakes this room on a regular basis. A cleaned off the dresser the other day and within one hour it looked like this again.
So I am just going for the before and afters. Here ya go.
Generous hand-me-down wood dresser
a few coats of Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal HC 166 later
Lego crazed boys strike again
I am pretty happy with the results, Lego and all!