Who doesn’t have that piece of furniture at home that is dark and dated. Furniture pieces with carving or relief on them are the quickest and easiest pieces to transform as they already have beautiful detail and all that is needed is to highlight them. A bit like putting rouge on cheekbones.
One coat of paint is all that is required followed by a light sand and a protective coat of carnauba wax. You could dark wax the piece after sanding to change the appearance of the colour to a more antique shade if you like.
Job finished… and probably in all about an hours worth of work in total.
Chalk it up with mezzie + frank