It was a pretty straight forward project of sanding, staining, priming, and painting. We did redrill the holes for the knobs to fit the antique finished pulls that I scored for $2 from hobby lobby.
dresser: $30 (Craigslist)
paint: $3 (Valspar--Lowes)
wood filler: on hand
knobs: $12--Hobby Lobby
funny story... we ended up selling this dresser to a family that we go to church with, but had no idea it was them until they showed up at our house!