So here is the re-design of my re-design.
It changed a bit from just a week ago. Here's what I did originally and you can read about the how I did them here. The wood drawer fronts look a lot darker in the pictures. They're nice, different, but a little on the masculine side. I liked it, but not loved it.
paint-wait for it to dry,
sand the edges,
use antique gel,
then finally put on a coat of poly.
I antiqued the piece just as before and applied a coat of poly.
Sometimes, we just need a fresh start!