I think this was part of an old headboard, or maybe a buffet? Anyhow, for five dollars I was willing to give it a try.
I thinned some white paint with water and whitewashed it.
I like to think of it as an architectural element, but what do you think? Does it make you wonder, why would she hang an old headboard on the wall?
My husband had the idea of putting some hooks on the bottom and using it as a coat rack. I think that would be amazing - but I don't have an entry wall available, so for now it fills my above the couch space.