I haven't seen a better photograph that TRULY epitomizes how to refurbish something...Look at this door you would NEVER know it was a very outdated 1980's oak kitchen cabinet door! I have the same oak cabinets!! using the rope detail is brilliant!!
DIY Filing cabinet makeover - used epoxy to attach cheap 8x10 frames from walmart, painted entire thing using homemade chalk paint in swiss coffee color, then added new hardware and finished it with minwax paste wax to guard against scuffs and scratches.