I bought it before the holidays and it took forever before I finally got it. It's been sitting for a few weeks now while I looked around for some appropriate wood molding to turn it into a wild 50s style shadow box. So I'm giving up on that search and I'm going to paint this and get a mirror for the back and use it.
After sanding it with some 220 grit sandpaper to smooth over some scratches and nicks, I primed it with some rattle can primer.
Here it is with the primer applied:
It looks a lot better already! I'm thinking about either painting it all gold, doing the accent in gold and the rest in white, or leaving it gray. All I need to do to finish it is get a mirror cut for the back and add a thin piece of plywood to hold the mirror in place. I'll do an update when I'm done.