You're just getting the after.
This was a nasty old brown cupboard that DL got at an auction. It came in a lot with a bunch of stuff he wanted. I took one look at it and "BAM!" I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I cleaned it up by dusting it and then with oxyclean and water and then let it dry in the sun.
After it was completely dry, it got two light coats of MMS milk paint-- one coat of Grain Sack and one of Shutter Gray. Both were just lightly brushed on, allowing a lot of the brown to show through. I let the paint dry until the next day, then went back with a dry cloth and brushed off any loose bits. I LOVE the way the top ended up (above)!
After that, it got a topcoat of General Finishes poly.
Right now it's being used as storage at Shoppes, with a tag that reads "Not For Sale (yet!)"