This thing has so many layers of chippy crackled paint but it was the vintage mirror glass that made me swoon.
Considering it's age I didn't want to risk sanding away the chipped paint. Instead I gave it a fresh coat of Vanilla Frosting chalk paint and sealed it with two layers of Tough Coat by Country Chic Paint™. Once that dried I rubbed dark wax into all the cracks to honor it's vintage goodness.
The vintage mirror glass was screaming for an etched graphic. I've never etched glass before but it was a breeze with Martha Stewart Crafts™ Etching Cream and a stencil that I had on hand.
I painted the interior with a mixture of Fresh Mustard and Simplicity White chalk paint by Country Chic Paint™. The shelves were painted with Emperor's Silk Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. After two layers of Tough Coat I randomly rubbed in dark wax.
Then I lined the back of the mirror with vintage scrapbook paper - so..."lovely"! I gave the back of the mirror an even coat of Modge Podge™ as well as the back of the paper (after I cut it to size).
This would look great in a cottage style bathroom or as a spice cabinet in a farmhouse kitchen, wouldn't you agree?