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I love the brown undertones showing through the paint. It gives the illusion that I've spent hours antiquing it when I've basically just used a very simple layering technique to achieve this look and sealed it with clear wax.

Transform Furniture with a Painted Patina

Aged milk patina: This easy process mimics the dings and scrapes you'd see on a painted wood piece after decades of wear and tear. It's ideal for unvarnished wood furniture with interesting details, like this dresser. | Photo: Daniel Hennessy

the credenza-turned-TV stand is painted with Annie Sloan’s French Linen chalk paint. I sealed it with Miss Mustard Seed’s (clear) furniture ...