Ok, here is a quick update before bed. All the painting and staining is done, now I need to put on a layer or 2 of polyurethane. As requested by my wife, I will also put on some glaze coat on the shelf part (that stuff is neat but expensive!).
I really like the way it has turned out so far:
Thanks for all the comments! Can't wait to get the actual tank on there! I still need to drill for the overflow (I don't have the tank and don't know where to drill the holes) but it shouldn't be hard to get that done once I have the tank.