Remember when "antiquing" furniture first became popular? These magazine advertisements are from 1968. Do it in orange:
..or yellow, or blue - any color at all:
Somebody did it to this little stand at some point. I use it as a record cabinet - but actually it is normally covered up with a piece of vintage barkcloth:
I think you can see what it's like from my pictures. It stands out just a tad too much, but I just haven't felt like painting it:
Now THIS is my chair I "antiqued" years ago as part of a 4-H project. It's a much prettier blue!
I think I love it now even more than I did then, if that's possible.