So I sold one of my display hutches this week, and needed a new home for the array of painting sundries that had been displaced. I had this lovely little farmhouse style number hanging out in my arsenal, and decided it was just the piece I needed!! After stripping and sanding the top of base, I applied two coats of General Finishes Java Gel Stain, which I sealed with several coats of GF High Performance Satin Top Coat. I'd been dying to paint with Florence Chalk Paint® for weeks now, so it was a no-brainer as to how to address the exterior. After moderate distressing, I sealed the paint and antiqued the entire piece with dark wax. I painted the interior Cream Chalk Paint® and left it clean. I kinda like it!