It was a warm, muggy day and I was walking out of the twins' elementary school with Mason and some neighbor friends who we had joined to help out with field day. My friend Alecia, with her belly about to pop with her baby girl, had locked her keys in her car. So, we all hopped in our van, drove to their house where she got the spare key, then we dropped her off at her car. It was then that I realized a few driveways up from her car was some sort of wooden object. Always worth checking out! So I pulled up and found this guy!
This piece was almost cool. The unique size, (almost square like), and tapered legs made it worth loading up to bring home for further inspection. It's not all solid wood, most surfaces were scratched up, and the back is some sort of cheap composite piece. But my biggest strike against the piece were the adjustable shelves. I'm a huge fan of adjustable shelves when they're hidden behind cabinet doors, but seeing the multiple holes drilled into the sides and those small metal bracket thingys made this particular piece look cheap. But, like I said; it was almost cool! Close enough, at least, to give it a go.
When it comes to mid-century modern furniture I always try to maintain the time period of the piece, and two-tone, (or white and wood), is a classic look that has withstood the test of time. I filled in the holes on the sides where the adjustable shelf options were and then made some simple wooden brackets to set the fresh white shelves on. Other than the wood brackets and the tapered legs, I painted the piece white.
I've always loved how items pop on white shelves! (Check out Cate's dining room campaign style shelves to see what I mean!)
Fuzzy kiwis. Adorable.
Petite MCM Bookshelf Now Available to DC Locals
43"H x 36"W x 12"D
Thank you for stopping by!