Just paint it white or some other light color! You can’t go wrong.
But painting something in a light color and distressing it, is something I love to do!
Sometimes I leave a little brown. It’s not always something that I plan ahead. When I started painting this bookcase, I was just going to paint it all. I started with the sides and I loved the contrast of the dark stained wood. So it was decided, a two tone was born.
As I am sure you’ve guessed, all of these pieces were formally brown.
You have to admit, a little lighter and refreshed, is a good thing