I opted to painted the dresser rather than stain but still kept that rustic feel by distressing and applying stain:
4. Ready for paint, use tape to cover drawer slides:
*Another note I choose to use plywood scraps for some of the drawer boxes and drawer fronts (instead of new pine boards), if you have the scrap pieces and don’t mind cutting down it’s worth the savings.
5. After base paint (two coats semi gloss white) measure out stripe, the middle blue stripe is about 1″ thick done in Benjamin Moore admiral blue:
6. Once dry add wheels to bottom in 3 corners: