My mom found this mirror for me for $1. Can you believe it? She is the queen of thrifting. I wasn't loving the dated color or style so much but knew some paint would make a world of difference.
I always have such good intentions of taking step by step pictures on how to achieve this finish, but then I find myself covered in paint and stain with no free hand to snap a picture. So, I'll just tell you how I did it because it was really easy. First I just painted it a nice shade of gray. After it was good and dry, I painted some dark stain on with a sponge brush and then wiped it away with a damp cloth. Some of the paint actually ended up coming off when I wiped off the stain because I didn't wait quite long enough. I actually like the end result though because it gave it a more weathered, distressed look.
I used the same technique on this mirror too. Happy weekend!