One of my new years resolutions is to finish the projects I actually start and make the house more of OUR home. Because of that, I've been doing the following to all of our furniture that needs it: priming and priming and priming and painting and painting and painting. And everything is going to be WHITE! Because everything goes with white and all of our walls and carpet are beige and white is easy to match and change. Here are some pics of the process...so far I've done a book shelf and picture frame for the downstairs, and our nightstands for the master.
This is the closest modern version I could find.