Well I didn't and I finished it! Woo hoo!
I'm so happy with the final product. I think it looks fun and funky, with some nice organic elements.
I started with this and you can see the progression here:
More photos of the final product here .
I wasn't really going for shabby chic, but I did want a beat-up and worn look. As if it had been hung up on the wall and slowly started growing moss.
It currently holds my Goodnight Moon itty-bitty teapot and my trailer trash tea set.
Oh, you want photos of those? Well, I guess you'll just have to wait until the next post.