DIY Bookshelf Makeover using Recycled Spindles, Table Legs, Molding and Studs

diy bookshelf repurposed makeover
The "after" of my bookshelf makeover...

wooden bookshelf makeover
I forgot to take a before photo but it looked something like this, 
basic oak shelf, from my 90's oak furniture phase.
It was still functional for me but I couldn't stand how it looked.

wooden bookcase makeover with molding
After priming, painting and "antiquing" with a brown wash,
I cut wooden balustrades in half and attached those to the sides
of the bookcase with glue and finishing nails.
bookshelf makeover with molding and balustrades
I also attached crown molding at the top and pounded antiqued brass
upholstery tacks into the shelf front.

bookcase makeover diy
The half circle shutter piece was something I had found at an antique store.
It was already the perfect color and I just propped it on top.
 I added molding around the bottom too.

Thanks for checking out my bookcase makeover!

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