I have had this cabinet (well the bottom half) for 12 years. You can read about how I acquired it here. I tired of it--it was a little too country for me I guess, plus I didn't ever have a great place for it in this house. Friends that own a thrift store wanted a cabinet to display things in, so off it went on consignment, after a makeover. The original top half I am using as a divider. This top was from another cabinet I had, whose bottom needs lots of work (the cabinet's bottom, not mine--well on second thought, both of ours Ü).
The top was this barn red (I had started painted the inside cream and then remembered to take a picture).
I painted some barn red over my brown cabinet so that when I sanded it, the same colors would show through. I then painted it black, cream on the inside, and added beadboard to the back of the top cabinet. I liked how the cream shoewed through when I sanded, it matches the hardware well. I was tempted to stick it back in my house after painting it black, but I was strong and said goodbye!