I had standard oak color varnished cabinets in my rental property and years ago, I spent weeks, it seems, stripping and restaining them a darker, richer color. To my horror, a tenant painted them white. It wasn't long before that paint started chipping and now they look bad. I don't want to go through that whole procedure again. I'm wondering what would happen if I tried to sand the white down as an antique look would be OK.