Basically, she was extremely beat up with a horrible finish. There was a little piece of molding in the middle that my Dad removed and I changed out the knobs for a cleaner look. Loads of sanding and painting later you have crisp and white. I was obsessed with these but $48 was maybe a little much to add on to something that was free. I ended up going with something a little different, similar to these. All in all I love how it turned out. I have been searching everywhere for a stool so that I can actually use it!
As for the setup, I originally planned for it to go against a wall in my bedroom but after getting the piece moved in, it didn't work well. It now rests on the other side of the room in front of the window. It worked out really well though. I leaned my favorite mirror from Ikea against the middle pane and my curtains billow around the sides for a feminine yet sophisticated look.
What do you think? I'm still loving those other knobs, I might have to do a little change out!