I cleaned, sanded, primed and painted it (SW Antique Linen). Here are pics showing the primed piece...
and Antique Linen on the architecture against the white primer.
To add a little more interest, I applied the metallic paint to a few edges here and there to give the piece a slightly distressed look without actually distressing it. For the hardware, I primed the pieces with a metal primer and did a tonal finish with some glazing.
Here is a close up of the curved feet.
UPDATE: September 27, 2010
I ended up keeping the sideboard. I decided to add more metallic to the carved detailing. I dry brushed a concentrated metallic silver (Faux Effects Faux Metal Silver) over the high points and then glazed the areas with Metallic Pearl White (Folk Art), which added shine and pearlescence.
Here is a picture with the flash... you can see the silver detail, but not so much the pearlescence of the metallic pearl white glaze.
Without the flash, you can see more of the pearlescence and shine.