Thank you all soooo much for your input on my painting indecision.
Lots of good points raised - the biggest being that because there aren't enough drawers so there isn't going to be enough variation in the shade to get the look I want. So I think I'm off the ombre plan.
Several of you were concerned about painting a piece in good condition. I hear you and it is in good condition but the reddish stain just doesn't work for me. That said, Im going to finish working on this room and then see how I feel about it. I'm kind of itching to paint it NOW but maybe I'll have a new plan for it by the time the room is read.
A bright coral maybe??