I never know what order these pictures will show. The very last one is the before of this shelf. Have you ever heard of Calico Cottage. It was a home party that sold these dark wooden pieces. That's what this shelf was. The other tier shelf was from my MIL. The before picture was supposed to be on here but it isn't. It was also very dark wood. The next to the last picture was when it was just painted white. I know it is hard to see. First I painted them then distressed them and then stained them. Should I go back over it with the white paint or leave it alone. I seriously am not looking for compliments but suggestions. I am not totally happy with the results. I have other painting projects I want to do so I want to learn from my mistakes.