When my husband and I renovated our room, I took the opportunity to change the decor.
I was not thrilled with what was in there, and I wanted to go from a shabby look to a more romantic and rustic look. That meant changing the furniture, however I did not want to buy anything new. I could paint the dresser, but I wanted to see some raw wood, and I just could not achieve the look I wanted with paint.
I decided to experiment and sand instead of paint. I ended up loving the result! A change of hardware and it was complete! A whole new look for about 20 dollars and 45 minutes of labor!