Below are the BEFORE photos: (Even completely spray-painted black, it was very pretty.)
I distressed the edges lightly and added dark wax in the crevices on the crown molding and around the window panels, after sanding back the stencils.
She decided to leave the inside black. Thank goodness, can you imagine how much time it would have taken to hand-paint inside all of those compartments!!
Here's the piece in her home, adjacent to its matching table and chairs. She loved it and I am so happy with how it turned out!