Hacking Update: That's more like it! *Updated with paint color
sister ahem, client sent me pics of the improved color of her dining room buffets.
But, nothing much beats a few coats of high-glossy plus extra lacquer for funsies. Oh, yeah, and some stepped-up hardware. **The paint color is "Daring" by Sherwin Williams - and it was professionally sprayed. We found the Indian hardware at a local antique co-op.**
The first go-round was a little pinky-peach....
While our goal was for true coral. Check it with the chevron kilim and fuchsia velvet. Looks amazing against the wallcolor, too. BTW, the walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.
Some finishing touches are in store, but I'd say this room is well on her way to outright fabulousness.