After some altering, it now looks like this.
How did I do it? Simple. I used a 50% off coupon for Michael's and bought my favorite brand of spray paint, Krylon Satin Ballet Slipper. I sprayed a few coats of this. Probably should have used some primer first since the original color was so dark, but oh well. Live and learn :)! So, after the few coats, this is how it looked.
You could still see some of the original color come through, but I was not going to worry about it since I was going to black wash (?) is that what it is called. I had some black acrylic paint already that I washed out a little with water and added it to all the nooks and crannys and then wiped it off with a paper towel. I applied and wiped off until I got it looking like this.
It didn't come out like I wanted. Maybe you have some suggestions for me. Let me hear it. All for around $5.
Aloha~ Makalani ~LIfe is Good~