With the wonderful weather we have had the last couple of days, I was able to stain and polycrylic the bedroom headboard. I have posted a new picture on the original post: Bedroom of a Different Color.
I was able to get some decent pictures of the wood while I was in the process of staining and sealing.
Notice the grain in the wood. This is pine but with the 1st coat of American Walnut stain and the 2nd coat of Onyx stain, the wood has a two-tone effect with added dimension. It looks really cool and I am very happy with my project.