Asked on Feb 5, 2013
Sprucing up an old bookshelf
I have an old, what looks like homemade, bookshelf that doesn't really match my decor. Very boxy and plain. It was perfect for my husbands "bachelor pad" but now that we have a home of our own and nice stuff, I want to redo the shelf to make it look pretty. I have seen some cute bookshelves out there that have pretty doors and lights, but don't really know how to start. Its literally a shelf constructed from planks about 3/4" thick and about 8" wide and it's about 7 or 8 ft tall. Stained brown. I have a desk I would like it to kind of match which is an antique cream color with wood colored top.