Once I started painting, I realized I did not get before pics of everything, so I'll just have to describe the "befores" for the most part.
I don't have "befores" for the 2 little chests, but the one on the left was an unfinished piece originally planned for Earthgirl's room. She now has a bigger chest of drawers (one my parents started housekeeping with over 50 years ago!), because she is a T-shirt clothes horse. The chest on the right used to be in Nanny's sewing room. It originated in the 70s, maybe even the 60s, and sported a home finish of reddish-brown stain, maybe oak?
The "before" headboard was a pickled-look finish veneer headboard. My Mama picked it up at a second-hand store for her guest house, and I traded my brass headboard for it. (The very plain very 1980s brass headboard, purchased when a store was closing, was always supposed to be for just a little while, but we slept against it for about 17 years.)
See what I mean about the furniture being second-hand-and-hand-me-down?
The shelf is part of a 3-piece entertainment center, a Sauder piece, in a similar pickled look to the headboard. The entertainment center was our family Christmas gift around 1995. We put it together ourselves.
The headboard, the 2 chests of drawers, the cedar chest, and the bookshelf are painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint, in Graphite, then distressed and waxed with both dark and clear wax. The inside color of the shelves is Chateau. All the new drawer and door knobs came from Hobby Lobby, and are a purposely eclectic mix.
Cedar chest before: