This is the before:
I picked out some slate gray paint at Home Depot:
Trimmed with Painter's Tape and applied first coat:
Let Dry, applied 2nd coat and had a nice chat with Mae Mae:
Took some sand paper and tore the newly painted piece apart by stripping some of the paint off and Voila!
Cleaned with Windex:
Before and After:
I think it turned out great! I am still struggling with leaving it alone or sanding a little more? I love a sleek finish but also a rustic...TBD.