After purchasing sideboard on Ebay and then finding out it's much darker then expected, basically dark orange instead of light oak, had also been damaged and scratched I decided to paint it grey. Me being impatient and indecisive ( after looking at Farrow & Ball paint chart for 2 hours) I decided to mix paint myself. So base - white ( Farrow& Ball) and ivory ( Crown) + numerous amount of paint samples from F&B and Fired Earth. I simply mixed together all I had, it wasn't that simple:) and tadaa...not bad at all:) As the cabinet was already bashed quite a bit on edges I created sort of shabby chic look by sanding corners and left cracks and holes as there were. So after being conned and buying solid oak sideboard and ending up with orange soft wood cabinet I'm very pleased with the result. What do you think? I also painted these silver candlesticks - matt black, much nicer.