I used to love brown and dark wood and now my taste has changed. I like whites and creams, and pretty shades of blue.
When we first moved in our house we needed a few little things. For example, a cheap little table. Well, this table wasn't cheap but it was the right size and worked with what we had.
I found some whitish-gray (is that a word?) paint at the Re-Store and used it on the table. I think the name was Silverplain by Sherwin Williams.
I primed, painted and then distressed. I used a razor....yes, I said a razor to chip away at the paint and coated it with wax. I love how the white pops out under the gray!
Slowly but surely, my house will no longer reek of brown!