I really liked the wood grain, but ultimately decided something else would work better in my room. So, I ended up silver leafing it.I used the Mona Lisa silver leaf from Hobby Lobby (40% off of course) and spray adhesive.
This was the recommended method, but I found it easier just to use my hands to rub the silver leaf on. After a little bit you find your groove and it goes pretty quickly.
It kinda looked like it had been wrapped in a Hershey Kiss wrapper when I was done.
I decided to tone down the bright silver a bit using an antiquing glaze
It toned down the silver a lot and gave it a little more dimension, I love the way it came out. It found a home on my dining room wall
I tried to get a picture of the whole room, but Erin is working on her national boards and has laid claim on the dining room table.