I painted this buffet in AS Coco and used dark and clear wax and the top was re-stained using dark walnut. The original door was warped, so my husband made door frames that I attached hardware cloth to the inside of. I also changed out the appliques on either side of the mirror because the original ones were ugly circles. I also changed out the hardware because I wasn't crazy about what was on it before. The previous owners were using it as an entertainment center and had drilled a hole in the back which my husband filled with bondo - the stuff works great! He has used it to build up broken corners on my china cabinet and a dresser drawer. It can be used with or without the mirror.