Okay, so remember when I mentioned that I wanted this darling Bungalow 5 Polo Etagere?
But it was super dooper expensive.
Then on a little foray to the thrift shop, I found this:
Got it home and examined it.
And patched this funky burn mark with wood filler.
Primed and painted it with glossy oil paint.
But then I didn't like the way the cracks looked on the interior ....
So I smushed a bunch of spackle in all the cracks and painted it again.
Then realized that the screws that came with these pull handles weren't long enough.
So off I went to the hardware store to fix that little problem.
Then I bribed one of my sons to help me load the bookcase on to our dolly that has a flat tire and is missing the handle.....
And we dragged it through the house to plop it here:
And here it is!
I was gonna have glass shelves made, but I was too lazy to drive to the glass shop. Ha!
I love the little pull handles!
And how about my nude surfer girl sculpture? Cute ya?
Here's the cost analysis:
Bungalow 5 Polo Etagere: $1843.50
Leslie's Thrift Shop Etagere hack:
Pull Handles: $9.50