I wasn't able to salvage the bottom 2 drawers because of the extensive damage not only to the veneer but the wood underneath it. So I removed them completely and painted the inside with Behr Semi-gloss Creamy White. I used a putty knife and hammer to scrape the veneer off the top of the dresser and the first 2 drawers, and followed it with some sanding using an electric sander.
There were a some pockets in the wood and a slash on the right leg so I filled them in with Minwax Wood Putty.
I mentioned in this post how I spray painted 2 of the original pulls and 2 additional pulls I picked up from an antique fair.
And after 3 coats of Creamy White over the entire dresser with sanding in between, I have my Lovely Beast. Get ready for the pictures ladies and gentlemen.
Love the Beasts,