Twin Tower Shelf Transformation
August 3, 2009
Sometimes, you get really lucky being in the right place at just the right time. My local Villeroy & Boch outlet was closing its doors last month, and they were selling all of their display cabinets for $20 dollars each. My jaw dropped. I was giddy with excitement! At those prices, I could redo my entire home office/library for a fraction of the cost of new bookcases.
Here they are in the store the day I found them. Oh joy, what luck!
I bought two of the taller shelves you see in the middle for the desk and window side of the library, and two of the twin towers for the sofa side of the room. I brought them home with the help of a friend with a truck, and they’ve been sitting in my garage ever since.
They were a buttery yellow shade with country blue trim, and the paint was a little nicked up from traveling across town. I really wanted a bright cream color to showcase my books and collectibles.
Last weekend, I went through the trouble of painting the glass towers. They were previously painted this yellow shade, so I chose not to prime them. Outdoors, I painted right over the yellow with my favorite oil-based spray paint: Rustoleum’s ‘Heirloom White’.
These towers have lights built in to the top and tempered glass shelves. I can only imagine how much shelves like this would cost me retail! Ouch.
I’ll show you the mate to this tower in the library reveal. Now it’s time to paint the two big behemoth bookcases in my garage that are for the other side of the room. I’m thinking more ‘Heirloom White’ with a gray/blue painted back panel.
I feel like I completely scored finding these pieces for these prices !