I knew the exact style that I wanted for Hudson's dresser/changing table and I wanted to refinish a piece with a painted vintage finish rather than purchase something new. We scored this dresser for cheap on Craigslist and while it was very worn and beat up with lots of nicks and scratches, it was sturdy, solid wood, had a nice shape, and was the perfect size to fit on the wall where we wanted to put it in the nursery. Here's the dresser before:
I am thrilled with how it turned out! Hudson's daddy worked SO hard sanding, filling in the large scratches and nicks with wood filler, and painting....all jobs that I usually do when we refinish a piece of furniture. They are far from Truman's favorite tasks, but it was a labor of love, and he did an awesome job! I distressed the paint and added the glaze...wearing a mask, of course!
Guiry's carries it. We kept the original hardware from the dresser and spray painted it with Rustoleum's Heirloom White, then I used the same RL glaze on top of the spray paint to age it and make it less shiny & new.
e-book "Paint Your Furniture" from Altar'd for lots of great hints & how-to's for painting furniture. All Things Thrifty has a great explanation of how to use the Ralph Lauren glaze that you can find here. And feel free to e-mail me with any other specific questions!