I have never put my finger on quite “why”, but I LOVE black furniture in certain cases. Evidently, D does too!
She painted this chest midnight black and then added our Raised Plaster Lilac Love Stencil to it.
Here’s a tip for painting gold over plaster stenciling: Do the stenciling first, let it dry, paint the piece your intended color and THEN paint the design gold. If you try to paint metallic colors over dried joint compound, it will simply suck up all that beautiful gleam!