The crib in this photo was originally white with the WORST glazing I've seen. Seriously, y'all. It was messy and not... good. Thankfully, my sweet sister in law had other furniture (like that little credenza on the right) she wanted the crib to coordinate with, so I sanded off some of the glossiness and got to work. A coat of primer, some fresh white paint, and a dirty-cowboy finish later and it was good to go! I was a little concerned about it matching but it seems to have come out just right. And it barely made it to their house before the baby! haha. Oops... For real. I delivered the crib the day after she delivered her sweet boy.
This set was a dark cherry finish and still in pretty good shape, aside from some little teefy marks. My other prego sister in law wanted a grey-ish set so I sanded things down a bit and put a couple coats of Maison Blanche La Craie in Cobblestone on and gently distressed the edges here and there. I'm not sure what's up with the 'glow' here but these are the pictures I have at the moment.
The changing table almost took longer than the crib. It had some weird hot spots where the paint just would. not. stick. I had to sand portions off and scuff things up a lot to reapply the paint. It finally behaved and went home with her the other day. Her baby is due in the next month so I'm getting better at this whole... time management... thing.