this awesome built in entertainment center from The House of Rose.
At the Park's
to be the center section of the entertainment center. All I would then have left to do is add bead board above the dresser and between the bookshelves, make a wood ledge to go over that space, and hang the tv. Sounds so magical doesn't it?
Well I found these bookshelves on Craigslist for $60, and got all excited. $30 for a tall bookshelf that I liked was worth getting excited about x2. Plus, I only really buy things within 20 minutes and these were within my comfy driving distance range.
So I wanted to go generic enough that it would appeal to a large audience. In the end I kind of regret not going a little more unique, but oh well.
I was deciding between java gel stain (or the espresso look) or painting them white. I asked all of my FB friends and surprisingly the espresso won by a landslide. However, I was lazy and thought that since I had the paint already, and my trusty Wagner paint sprayer, that painting would be the easier route. Then after I saw the below picture on Pottery Barn's site for over $400 for one shelf, my decision was made.
So in the end I spent $60 (shelves) + $20 (bead board sheet) = $80. If you don't already have the paint you can add in about $30 for a gallon of paint which would definitely allow you to have plenty of leftover for future projects.
I was happy to see them go to a wonderful lady not far from me who had room in her home for them. I love craigslist and facebook selling sites. I have met so many cool people through buying and selling things locally.
And once again, here they are in all of their glory.
Have any of you used bead board for a project? What did you use it for? Doesn't it just add so much! Please comment below because I love hearing (and learning) from you!