When I purchased this piece she was sad and in distress. She need new molding around the top, so once again, handy hubby to the rescue. We purchased some trim molding from Home Depot and he miter cut it perfectly to to size, then used small finishing nails to attach it. This piece was covered in heavy old stain, so I sanded GOOD, did 2 coats of primer. (I LOVE Bullseye 123). Because touches of stain were still slightly seeping through, I did 3 coats of paint. Antique white on the exterior and my fav’ French grey/blue on the inside. Then she was elegantly distressed, antiqued with glaze and covered in Polycrylic. Perfect piece to house some of my sweet mothers china and she looked lovely all on her own. I just couldn’t part with her, though many have asked if she was for sale. And I love that is has the sweet skeleton key for locking the glass doors. PRECIOUS!!