You know how great Craigslist finds make me giddy. I scored these for $20 each! This was the actual picture from Craigslist:
Although the clutter could have scared me off, something about the carved detail on the bottom intrigued me (as well as the price). They were actually worse than I thought once I got them home. There were no less than six different shades and layers of paint on them:
Time to call in my little worker bee friend who brought an electric sander with her:
Once the outsides were painted with some leftover white gloss trim paint, I moved them to their new home under our stairs. I have wanted bookcases in our family room since we moved in. I love the casual, collected feel they give to a room.
I then painted the backs "Stunning" (a dark navy) by Benjamin Moore to tie in this wall across the room:
More to come on my attempts at accessorizing the shelves. . . .
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