Shaunna suggests staining the drawer fronts a fruitwood color, and washing a little white paint on top to age the wood a little. You could also invest in some stencils and six bin pulls. Paint Ben's dresser like this
A kaidan step chest - Shibui Kotto - Picasa Web Albums ::: Japanese tansu are much more than items of furniture. Tansu, extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, dating as far back as Japan, represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.
Tansu are traditional Japanese chests, handcrafted of woods such as cypress, keyaki, Japanese cedar, and koa. The shelves are distinguished by the beautiful ornament in the metal fittings and inventive techniques employed to offer storage space.