When furniture’s current look isn’t a good fit, paint, glaze and distressing can take a piece in an entirely different direction.
Take this ornate dresser. The detailed areas were originally painted gold, while the rest of the wood was dark brown. With so much detail, the gold highlights on all the ornate detail were a bit overbearing.
Refinishing furniture in a neutral color provided a more uniform look, while black glaze highlighted the detail in a way that wasn’t too bold.