I used the bagette and moss colored paints along with the reserve tobacco wax (not on lightest part where placing fleur de lis stencil for example) and then will add matte varnish once it arrives. I had so much fun doing my first ever painted furniture project! This is an important piece to me since my dad originally finished it for my Mom when I was a child. I too am from Louisiana and love the Fleur de lis! I now live in Alabama, but have chosen to decorate my kitchen in a LA theme.
Have used Maison Blanche stencils on multiple surfaces and stencils haven't lost shape or have been damaged with use. great product!