Over at That Thing I Made, Joanna picked up this worn out bookshelf for $20. It was pretty hard to see past the ugly stained finish and particle board backing, but Joanna has a good imagination.
A fresh coat of white paint and some vintage bookpages backing the shelves transformed this once ugly piece into quite a show stopper! Getting rid of the wood grain really simplifies this piece so that the carved details don’t have so much competition. I think the white paint allows those details to be the focal point, instead of the distracting stained wood. It’s a lovely makeover that created a very useful space for Joanna to organize the supplies she uses to make all natural products.
You can learn more about how Joanna gave this bookshelf a new life at That Thing I Made.