I refinished a plain brown chest of drawers about 12 or so years ago. I didn't realize it would stand up to the years or styles all this time.
It resides in SR's "Man Cave" room with his ancient television and dish box. I did a similar version of one for LeLe and she has since then repainted it in her own current style.
If I had it to do again, I don't know if I would add the embellishment. I used a stencil to just draw off the pattern, then free handed it. I didn't want it to have a stenciled look.
Since we had no dish network, nor cable, I got the idea from a painting magazine. Those were my only source of inspiration then. I even used an antique glaze and left most of it in the crevices.
I've thought about repainting it, but I really kinda still like it. SR isn't crazy about it, since it's not really a "Man Cave" look, but I think it will stay as it is for a while longer.