This is how the shelf looked when I purchased it for $3.00. I used it in my home office for a while but decided it needed a new home and a new look.
A little homemade gray chalk paint later and this is how she looks.
I also used the same paint and redid an antique frame that I found last year. The 3 tier shelf in this picture was also painted at the same time. I posted about it earlier.
All 3 of these pieces sold within a week.