I mentioned before how the weather has finally broken in Maryland – whew! We have cooler evenings and my kids even need jackets in the morning on the way to the bus. I was in the mindset of fall when I decided to go with General Finishes Somerset Gold on this piece.
There was no way I was about to paint this gorgeous grain. I went with Minwax Dark Walnut stain to give it a rustic look.
The original brass hardware has great dark patina and looks very pretty against the mustard color. I highlighted the detailing in Martha Stewart gold and distressed it to allow it to pop. I really love this color. I think you can see from the pictures how the color lightens and deepens depending on the light.