Matt and I inherited this nightstand from my great Uncle. Again, kinda old school, but certainly good quality. I decided it was a good piece of (free) furniture, it just needed a little make-over.
We removed the knobs and those lovely metal plates and moved it to the garage. It was way too cold to be painting outside. (However, I would highly recommend this option if possible for better ventilation. The fumes did not do good things for me and everything in the garage may now possibly have a coat of red on it. Live and learn.)