finito! well, i haven't done any painting obviously, and i do want to drive a few more nails for stability's sake, but other than that, voila!
please ignore the dusty footprints on the sofa... the world is my stepladder.
and note the artful placement of paint cans in hopes of flattening out one of the shelves that has a bit of a wow to it.
and now, i am going to finish off my bowl of leftover mincemeat, and sleep for as long as possible.