This beautiful treasured chest was hidden in a garage when I spied it and brought her home. After a careful cleaning and sanding, and a lot of deliberation on color choice I decided that this classic beauty needed classic colors. The obvious choice was of course Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. However I did not want the gel stain to be too dark so the first layer of stain used was actually Antique Walnut, then I applied the Java. The walnut gave the piece a nice warm undertone. After a couple of coats of Antique White on the painted sections, I lightly distressed some areas and then applied GF HP Flat to the painted areas and GF HP Satin to the stained areas. I just love how this treasured chest is now out in the open and not tucked away in a garage.