One of the projects for my dining room was a curio that housed some nice sherbet glasses. It had been donated unfinished.
So in order to bring out its inner beauty, I gave it two coats of CeCe Caldwell Pittsburgh Gray, then painted the top with Behr black. After a day, I gave the top a coat of ebony polyurethane. I spray painted the little metal knob with a hammered metal that turned it pewterish.
Here it is, below my painted window.