This is the first piece of furniture I bought from the thrift store. It cost $49. Unfortunately, I don't have a before picture.
It originally had a lighter brown finish with ornate handles. The color and the handles were similar to the lighter dresser shown below.
I refinished the dresser in an espresso color, using the Rustoleum kit below. I replaced the knobs with brushed nickel. The most challenging part of this project was trying to find the bar handles. They are 4" and the local hardware and home improvement stores didn't stock this size for months.