The glue has dried and the first coat of paint is on the - now bookshelves. I choose to paint it in a gold/flesh color as the spot where I intend to put it is very dark. My camera does not take too good of pictures - it still looks the same in this photo but there is one coat of paint on it. Believe me. A second coat, little fancy paper, small trim and top shelf and voila it will be done.
Will post after pictures when I have it completed.