I'm in a dilemma concerning what to do with two painted furniture projects that I have been working on. The first is a large bench with a lift up seat. I painted the bench a satin black over the hard light yellow enamel that it used to wear. My problem is with the bench seat (the portion that lifts up for access to storage). I have sanded and stained it. Now I am wondering whether I should paint the seat top rather than just staining it. I have a brownish green paint in mind. What do you think?
Then there is this dresser. I painted it like a Swedish flag about 5 years ago. I have scuffed it with sandpaper and am contemplating shabbying it with some stain to dirty it up a little. I have the chrome handles ready to be reattached. Now I am wondering whether I should bother spending any more time on this item. Will it sell? What other techniques can I apply to make it saleable? Its a cheap dresser and it will burn well. Again, what do you think?