I also hand paint furniture as well as kitchens.
In this example here, the darkened wood effect needed to go to invite a more contemporary look. However the functionality of this furniture served well and needed just a colour change.
This furniture was primed and painted using Tikkurila products.
The finish is a low sheen and is about 10 %. A little less shiny than most, so looks more refined.
I also paint kitchens in this finish too as it is very tough and robust. With the high adhesion primer underneath, it would take some serious effort to try and chip any of the paint off.
If you would like to see more of my work, why not check out my other blogs, there are plenty to look at and I am able to come and paint your furniture ot kitchen anywhere in the North West.