Those are two of her three little monkeys:-)
And the afters...
I did just one coat of paint and was careful to allow for the wood to show through a bit. Then I lightly sanded the distressing points and waxed with a dark wax. We replaced the knobs with two different glass sets and I think it looks beautiful!
While I was there we ended up also painting and distressing her banister. And in case you just fell in love with the photos on the wall they are hers. She has a boutique photography business focusing on families, you can see more at www.jenniferburnsphotographyblog.com.