$4 Thrift Shop Bookshelf To Stylish Bathroom Storage Piece

I purchased this small bookshelf a few months ago at a local thrift shop for $4.  The ends were wood but shelves were veneered particleboard.  

When my daughter needed a storage piece above the toilet in her apartment, I set out to restyle this piece.  First the bottoms each side were sawed off to make the shelf appear more like a wall shelf instead of a floor shelf.

Next I painted the shelf with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  I distressed the shelf and stenciled on a "doily" on two of the shelves using ivory craft paint and a 10" x 10" Decoart stencil called Mandala.  The stencil was a little to wide but still worked out very well.



Thrift Shop Makeover: Upcycled Bathroom Storage organizedclutter.net
All of my photos in this post were taken with either my iphone or my daughter's so the photos are not the best, and her bathroom has no windows.  I found these little baskets at Target to keep the shelves organized.  We hung the shelf with screws through the top back board.

Thrift Shop Makeover: Upcycled Bathroom Storage organizedclutter.net
Decorative jars also keep the shelves neat.

Thrift Shop Makeover: Upcycled Bathroom Storage organizedclutter.net
I found the baskets in the local Target store, (not online) and I think they were about $9 each.  

Thrift Shop Makeover: Upcycled Bathroom Storage organizedclutter.net
I liked the end result and so did my daughter!

Thrift Shop Makeover: Upcycled Bathroom Storage organizedclutter.net





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10 comments:

  1. Great transformation and so useful!!

    Judy

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  2. I like it too! You are a handy girl to have around!!

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  3. Beautiful Carlene! How did you hang the shelf system on the wall? Inquiring minds. :) ~ Christina in FL

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  4. I am loving this makeover so much. ๐Ÿ˜

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  5. What a cool makeover! I love the color and I love the little white stencils. Good job!

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  6. Great project at a great price!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

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  7. cute! I just love cute and inexpensive storage! This is adorable.

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  8. Good job Carlene ... smart move to cut the legs off to make it look like a wall shelf instead of a small bookcase.

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  9. Nice find! I love this simple DIY. Smart!

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