Just wanted to share with you some photos of a dresser that I painted last week. It was in the same nursery as this piece:
So, I painted the dresser (another Craigslist find, on my client's part) the same grey-white (hand-mixed color, not store-bought), and distressed the edges. It kept unity in the two pieces, but the different finish kept them from being too "matchy-matchy":
the distressing was a bit of a challenge, because in between the wood layer, and the primer layer, the dresser was purple! So, I had to cover the purple up with paint...weird!