Yes, "improvement" is subjective. Everyone will have a different opinion of what "looks better" and, like everyone else, I choose to transform things to a look that I prefer. I've had this dresser since the early '80's and thought I would give it a face lift. Total cost: $15.00--$12 for small can of white paint and $3 something
for dark chocolate metal spray paint. Oh, and always sand wood before painting it.
Before picture of dresser
I removed the gold dresser handles ( "pulls") and spray painted with dark chocolate color.