Empire buffet was purchased at a discount from the local antique shop. It had substantial damage both in veneer as well as a huge gouge out of the bottom edge of one of the larger drawers. I chose to use Tuscan Red General Finishes paint for my base. Then, I layered in Patina Green as well as Olde Century brand "Firethorn" and distressed back - some all the way to the original wood stain leading to yet another hue of "orange." First time using a patterned roller from Artistic Painting studio, I layered that on the Tuscan Red drawer faces using General Finishes Dark Chocolate. Again, distressing back the complete design as I wanted to achieve that worn-away and well-loved look to this piece. I followed that with a custom-designed stencil also done in dark chocolate and somewhat distressed back. Dry-brushing, I added some more Patina Green to accentuate the curves on the buffet. General Finishes High-Performance top coat in flat sheen was then applied with use of a foam brush, sandiing between the mulitple layers - especially the top where there will be more use.