One of my all-time favorite surfaces to work on... furniture specially if it's old and beat. Bringing a discarded piece back to life is like nothing I can describe.
These are pieces, found objects, if you will that were given to me to redo to be auctioned off at a benefit dinner for our local chapter of Society of Decorative Painters. Paint is lovely but is hardly ever enough for me... there's got to be paper, glimmer sprays, bits, scraps, stamping, stenciling in any combination to make it a shine. Here is a table I altered starting with scrapbook paper, then many layers of paint, inks, paper scraps and finally 17 coats of varnish and finally wax. Whew... were my hands a mess!