I painted the shelf with a couple of coats of turquoise craft paint.
This is what it looked like after two coats of paint. Better than before, yes, but still boring and doing nothing to bring out the scrolling details.
I turned to my old favorites, Ralph Lauren tobacco glaze and antique gold Rub 'n Buff, to bring out the details and add a little interest and depth to this piece. I think they worked their magic!
A shelf worthy of its (faux) Rococo title!
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