Many years ago, I bought this standing bookshelf for my son’s room. He’s packing for his first year of college and this piece didn’t make the cut. Floor space is very limited in dorm rooms and so, I planned to donate it to The Salvation Army.
It sat in my van for several weeks until last weekend when it found it’s way back in the garage. We removed it from the van to pick an extra large, gorgeous thrift store china hutch.
I walked past the target bookshelf several times over the last few days and realized I wasn’t ready to let it go just yet. Not because I’m sentimental about this piece, I try not to get attached to furniture :)
It’s really more about the functionality in our newly rearranged office. It’ll provide great storage options for all my vintage finds that I love and frequently use to stage furniture photos.
One problem, it’s kind of ugly………………..
Here’s the target bookshelf that we almost donated. I picked it up about ten years ago, it was super cheap.
We had a piece of oak plywood in our garage so, Terry cut new shelves for this piece and I’m staining them with Minwax Walnut.
I spray painted the chrome with gold
I really love the oak grain with the walnut stain
The colorful accessories bring this piece to life
Here’s the target shelf in our office. I really like the new layout, it feels super cozy and now I can look out the window instead of staring at the wall. The Staples desk is next up for a little paint, I’m thinking Annie Sloan Coco
Our chair has seen better days but, this Pottery Barn tufted desk chair would be perfect!
I’m so glad I repurposed this piece however, not loving the “gold” I might have to cover it with my all time favorite spray paint, oil rubbed bronze
To be continued……….
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