French Provincial-- I used "nickel" colored spray paint from Lowe's. The best metallic paint I've found that doesn't come in a spray can is the Ralph Lauren collection at Home Depot. For the trim, I went to a Joann store and they had a pretty big selection of metallic paints there.
Old wood dresser gets new life with Martha Stewart precious metal paints. To achieve this look we used Martha Stewart's "Quayside" on everything but the drawers. For the drawers we used Martha Stewart's "mirror glass" paint. The old brown handles even received paint treatment with silver spray from a can.
Here is an example of stencilling where no paint is used. Rather, you stencil with varnish, and then stain. The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood color). This is delicate and pretty. I want to paint a loom.