I've had this shelf since I picked it up at a neighbor's garage sale this Summer. No before pics but it was just a dark brown wood with no back to it.
I added a back covered with scrapbooking paper, painted with a few light coats of A.S. Chalk Paint and distressed.
I love the details on this -- it's in my Etsy Shop if you feel you can't live without it! I'm enjoying adding to my shop after the Christmas season and will be adding more soon!