I first painted the back of the shelving walls. I used Sherwin Williams Sealskin. Next, I replaced the white painted shelving with yellow pine. I used 2" thick and sanded them down followed by a coat of lacquer. I needed to bring out the natural colors of the wood.
I also had to find an alternative for that awful, old laminate counter top. I couldn't pull it out due to the fact it would rip the top half of the cases out, so I opted to simply enclose them. I went with a birch plywood to cut the cost down. When going with plywood, I knew I would have to come up with a solution to hide the edge of plywood. So, I went to my go to...... metal strips. This time I chose an L-shaped piece to give a more finished look.
After all the switching out and replacing, I called in help from my dear friend to help with the styling. After an afternoon trip to Birmingham, we tackled the project. I added books from the thrift store at $0.75 a piece and simply sprayed them with white paint. With all the shelving and different objects, I had to create unity. And, painting books was the easiest way.
A final pic with new doors and hardware to follow. Please stay tuned for many more updates and the final product. Also, more to come on a bathroom renovation!!!