My girls are 9 and 11 and they share a room. As you can imagine, storage is an issue. They have great closet space, but the amount of t-shirts, pj pants, mismatched socks, tanks and underwear are CRAZY!! Every few months I do a "ok, lets go through this stuff and get rid of what you don't want". They seem to only come across 1 or 2 items. I don't get it.
I did some distressing because I had a feeling that the because the drawers didn't have rails, they were going to get a little "naturally" distressed anyway.
And because I am cheap and didn't want to fill in holes for new hardware, I just refinished the existing hardware in white. Which ended up being the perfect choice I think.