I bought some sage gray paint and painted the background. After the paint dried I thought it looked a bit too bright so I antiqued it with a clear glaze mixed with burnt umber acrylic craft paint. I simply rubbed it on with a rag.
Sorry for the dark picture. The sun hasn't been shining here for a few days. This is the same corner as the first picture.
This is the opposite side of the entertainment cabinet. My collection of birds is displayed here.