My husband and I got this golden oak hand me down dresser when we got married and the mirror for $10 at a thrift store and in the midst of being busy with work and raising little kids it was just functional but not our style. For Mother's Day a couple years ago I got a black headboard and footboard for our bed but the rest if the matching set was kinda outrageous so we have had mismatched stuff for a while. Well this weekend it was finally nice out and I was able to refinish the dresser! I used an Ebony stain on it after my hubby sanded it down. We were going to stain the mirror black too but there was some other ugly brown stain in it and we didn't want to sand it...got lazy so the only paibt I has on hand was the left over turquoise paint from my daughters room (it was BEHR Marquee Misty Isle) so I decided to just play around brushed some of that on without giving complete coverage so it has a bit if a rustic vintage vibe. I don't know if I like the mirror this bright of turquoise set against the black but I like it a lot more than I did before and it took like 10 minute so I can always change it another time if I grow to really dislike it. So anyways, don't have a true before picture but have the sanded down pic mid progress and the after...so yeah I loved using the ebony stain vs black paint. The wood grain remains and it just looks nicer than I think black paint would have and it went in so fast and easy and was dry in no time!