$1 Bookcase!

This is what happened when I bought a $1 u-g-l-y bookcase... 

 It started out like this...

And ended up like this...

Perfect for using in my antique mall booth for the smalls for sale...and didn't cost much! Got the rug too at auction and it fits my booth exactly and makes it looks so much nicer. It's all good!!!

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  1. How exciting! Don't you just love it when something goes from UGLY to beautiful? Have a great day.

  2. Your header always looks so nice, I wish I could change out for the season, but that would be expensive since I'm on Wordpress! I can't believe you got this for a dollar and it turned out so nice. I especially like the letter/numbers on the bottom. What a deal, what a pretty bookcase now. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success! PS - following you on Facebook!

  3. Love that color. I actually like to find these 60's bookcases. They are so practical in the utility room. Great decision to add the typography.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  4. Wow, you made it into something fun. Love it!

  5. That is too cool!!! That kinda looks like a 70s kinda thing....not much good style wise came outta the 70's..... burnt orange and harvest gold....together.....I rest my case......LOL. But you totally got this updated and it totally rocks!!!!!

  6. It is SO cute Terry! I'm sure it'll sell quickly.

    Have a great day.

  7. Whoa. That really was an ugly bookcase. But you turned it from ugly duckling to a beautiful swan. Great vision!

  8. Great find and even more, fantastic redo! Turned out perfect for your needs.
    Saw you sharing at It's So Very Cheri
    Debbie :)

  9. Hi Terry: What a find, and what a lovely transformation of your bookcase! Nicely done!

  10. I love it, what a transformation! It will be great in your antique space and may even give people ideas for how things can be recreated! :o)


  11. Wow, Terry, this is a great transformation! You did a fabulous job!

  12. I was thinking that would be a perfect shelf for my booth! I would have snatched that up for a lot more than $1...Great job!


  13. That turned out great! I can't believe that it only cost $1, what a deal!

  14. no seriously, i don't understand how that was even a dollar. crazy good price. love the legs!

  15. I would not have given that a second look. You are very talented equipped with great vision.

  16. Would never find anything for a dollar here in Montreal lol - amazing work - love what you did!

  17. Wow! Who'd a thunk! I love how you refinished this!

  18. What a great job you did. That will be perfect in your booth! Can't wait to see it all filled up with your smalls.


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