It was backless, and a bit roughly made. I thought the roughly made aspect added to its charm. The fact that it had no back ... not so much.
I had a piece of quarter-inch plywood cut to fit the back and gave it a base coat of ASCP in Old White. Then, because the shelf reminded me of something you'd find in an old farmhouse pantry, I stenciled on a feed sack stripe in ASCP Graphite and Ochre.
The shelf was nice and sturdy, so I didn't do a thing to its rough-hewn construction. I just painted it in Old White and gave it a heavy distressing to enhance its farmhouse patina.
And there you have it.
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