Here is a shelf that my father in law made me a couple of years ago that sits at the top of our stairs. I added and took away a couple of things. Below are the before and after results. If you can see the tray on top, I mod podged napkins on the tray. Sorry I couldn't get a better picture, it was the best I could do without falling down the stairs.
This is a beautiful gift from my garden, I am going to try and dry it so I can make an arrangement with it.