I found this antique shelf in a garage sale. It was in need of some TLC, over the years some water had stained the shelf. After a few sanding, one coat of red stain and a top coat of dark stain (called Kona) and finished with 2 coats of varnish, it was ready for use again. I sold it to a friend who loves antiques as much as I.
It is a beautiful piece and I debated strongly with myself whether it could find a spot in my home!