From Old Wicker Chest to Bookcase

by Nancy
I refuse to toss anything out if there is any chance it can be repurposed into something useful! I knew this old tattered wicker chest had a sturdy metal frame and I needed extra storage for my books so with a bit of spray paint I came up with this!
I recommend gloves to pull the wicker out. My fingers were a bit sore without them.
Yard sales are my passion and the black spray paint I found at one for a quarter came in handy for this project!
Love my extra storage space!
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Feb 17, 2016
    Great upcycle!

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Apr 16, 2017
    Great repurposing idea! I see that you have many books but it looks hard to get to the lower ones. Why not consider clear plastic shelves? You might have to put out a little money to buy plexiglass-type pieces. Cut them oversized and notch the corners out to overlap the sides, front and back. That would give a snug fit without needing hardware. I'd soften the plastic edges so they wouldn't scratch you.

    • Christina Yates Christina Yates on Oct 26, 2017
      I must admit I went back to look for shelves then realised the books were stacked, it's not too practical and since I'm precious about my books I would worry about pulling them in and out. Your idea of plastic shelves would keep it looking light but would be more practical