This home office, which is panelled in red Mahogany, was "accidentally" painted in a very shiny dark brown oil based paint several years ago.  At the time, there was no choice but to live with it until it could be fixed.  Now the time has come, but to strip, sand, and re-stain everything would have been prohibitively expensive.  So, the decision was made to paint it to look like crotch Mahogany.