This shelf was Eric's grandparents he used it all through college. After college the book shelf set in his parents garage for 5 years. We have been wanting a small black book shelf for our office and we decided together we would refinish this book shelf that had family history. The book shelf had water stains and scratches all over it. With little knowledge about refinishing furniture we headed to Lowes with lots of questions. Lowes came through for us and helped us find all the items we needed for the project. So we headed home and started our first project together! With a little elbow grease and hard work we have a like new black shelf in our office!