So, about this dresser...it was free from a friend, and hey I'm a poor graduate student so free furniture is fantastic. Apparently this dresser just keeps getting passed from grad student to grad student. Anyway, it ranked pretty high up on the garish scale with a weird green top and pink and orange stripes all over it.
The end result now ranks much much lower on the scale, but I'm not really convinced it has made it to 'cute' yet. That would require a total paint job I think :) Anyway, the top is recovered in fabric and we got rid of all that awful pink and orange-ness. It's not so bad now...