They were dark brown and had that scroll work on the on the top drawers. I took that off, it just popped off using the hammer claw. They also had those dark gold drawer handles. I took those off and am using a white round porcelin knob from old kitchen cabinets. I may replace them with glass knobs later. I used 2 coats of spray Kilz and then a "higher quality" spray paint of white. They look great. It doesnt't look like a tacky spray paint job at all. Not even too glossy.