I’m game for painting anything, but I’ve never tried to paint upholstery. This piece by Terry of Forever Decorating, and the tutorial for it, looks fabulous and makes me want to give it a try!
I think this finish by Cassie of Primitive and Proper is perfection. She used a very light wash of paint and rubbed it into the grain of the wood. Some clear wax and glass knobs finish it off. Gorgeous work!