I changed the vernacular from English to French because someone told me I couldn't. lol. I changed all the hardware and added escutcheons. I also filled in the shell detail with wood putty. I used Amy Howard Cartouche as the base, then Seashell by Vintage Market, then French Blue by Amy Howard. The next step is a dark grey drybrushing. Then I sanded and waxed, first with clear, then dark wax.
Before And After