The original finish of this vintage ornately carved dresser was just too dark for my client's space. We lightened it up with General Finishes Antique White milk paint. The beautiful carvings were accented in black wax to really make them pop. The top was sanded down and staine in General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain. I love how the beautiful wood grain is now showcased. The original hardware was updated to an iron color.