As you can see, I did get a little color in there, after all, I am still me--bright color girl :).
But, I chose to leave the lovely alder pieces as is.
And not only did I not paint them, I also did not stain them a dark color, but used a natural stain on them instead.
This was a simple enough build. I started by making the shelves, screwing the ledge on up through the bottom of the shelf.
I then used fairly long screws to screw the shelves on through the back. This does have heavy D rings on it to hang it on a wall. But it needs molly bolts to keep it secure on a wall and since I am selling this, I do not need 2 (more) large holes in my walls.
PS--It was only a small glass of wine in the middle of the afternoon--all for staging the photo shoot.