Mine was made by my great-grandfather (as far as I know, I should check with my mum). I got it after my grandfather passed away.
I blogged about it before, when it used to hold my collection of Star Wars PEZ. Now the shelf is painted blue and the PEZ collection is no more.
I was reluctant to paint the shelf because it reminded me of my grandparents’ home. But I didn’t really like the old brown colour, so I finally painted it earlier this year. And then it took a few months before we finally hung it in the spare bedroom. Although it only needed a single nail to hang it!