When speaking about furniture restoration and redo's this would be me. So I'm
This is a child size swan fainting couch. I bought it a couple of years ago on ebay. I liked it but hardly ever used it in my portrait photography, why? Well in photo speak it crossed keys and that drove me nuts. If I use it on a light background with a child in light colored clothing the dark wood draws the eye, on a dark background the light fabric was the problem. So I'm fixing the problem. I painted it a light creamy white, the actual name is "butter white" then distressed it a little, but now I think it needs a little stain or glaze to bring out the carving detail and darken it up just a touch. My noob problem is I have no idea what color to use. I see a lot of people use ebony stain on white, but this is creamy - would it still work???
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