As fate would have it my mom had been storing some furniture from my uncle's house that he no longer wanted. My sister was going to use it in her new house but decided against a couple of pieces. This was one of them:
|Amazing photography. Hot spots and all. ;)|
My uncle said that if we didn't want the furniture he was going to burn it. My sister said she wanted a mirror for the dresser instead of a hutch and wouldn't use it. So being the thrifty person I am I thought "I bet I can make that a bookcase." I mean it met all of my requires and then some, real wood, not a piece of crap, and the best part: made in the USA. So after a few thousands hours on pinterest looking at
Enough talking already show us the before and after pictures lady!*
*I'm not a DIY/remodel your crap blogger. Because of that, I'm really bad at remembering to take pictures. So most of the pictures are actually between phases. My bad.
|Kind of before.|
Poor lighting because I forgot to take the picture until that PM.
|After the first coat.|
|Second coat done and in the house.|
|After trying out a few places it found it's home.|
Now I just need to add the books.
I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. It looks nice. It's sturdy. My books are back out again.To top all that off, I was able to do it for about $20 (man primer and paint are more expensive than I thought though.) Either way I was able to save a considerable amount because the cheapest 3 shelf, real wood bookcase I could find online was around $200 without shipping. Booyah!