I liked the mirror and the caned insets, and I also liked the lip around the front edge of the shelf. It has been stained but not varnished.
I didn't paint it immediately. I didn't know what color to paint it at first. But my "go to" color is Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White, and I thought white would be good with the caning insets.
I used a dry brush technique that some of the under stain color shows through and then I distressed the edges with sandpaper.
I am going to have my husband help me hang it, and then when it's in place and holding some fun collectibles, I will let you see it again!