This was a dark stained roll-top desk, which I disliked. So I sanded the varnish off, deeply in some places, lighter in others, and then painted it with a watered down white acrylic. Once dry, I sanded it again to give it an aged look. I just love how it's turned out.
I hate dealing with this but glad there is something that can be done about it
anything old, milk jugs, wash bins, anything old vintage, antique, rustic throw in some annuals trailing perennials