The edges and finishes were rounded and since I wanted it to look contemporary I just pried them off with a flat head screw driver. The brad nails were exposed so I used wire cutters to trim them down and then hammered them into the wood so they wouldn't stick out. Sanding and putty didn't cover them completely but I sort of think it adds some interest around the border of each drawer.
It took 3 coats of paint and lots of drying time since it's a wood veneer combo but here's what it looks like now!
The hardware is from Home Depot and I have always wanted to use some like these. I love how it looks and I think it's unexpected in a bedroom.
So come stay with us now that you have a place to put your things:)