This is what I'm thinking for our refurbished bar! I would distress it with turquoise and do a penny counter top. Thin lining about using old wall paper to distress. See other pin on DIY board...

Stenciling and Pattern Ideas for Bookcases and Cabinets

Heather, I thought you might like this idea for your own secretary! Fabric Damask Stencil & Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan on furniture