I would like to "shabby" it up when I get time so it matches with the mirror better. I don't think I will leave it up all year, just at the Holidays. Right now I have some Christmas trinkets from my past on it. Stuff I wouldn't get a chance to put out otherwise, so I am enjoying looking at it and savoring all the memories that go with those items. However, I think I can put together a nicer display in the future. At any rate, something was saved from a landfill that fills a need I had , and cost next to nothing! Booya!