1. the fiancé would agree to
2. were in our tiny budget (we are planning a wedding here people, and bookcases just didn't seem more important than lets say, invitations) and
3. would fit the storage needs of his disgusting office.
4. was real wood
I don't feel bad say 'disgusting office' because this is what it looks like
I'm not promising this amazing & clean office is going to happen overnight, but its a step in the right direction.
Now, I have to preface this by saying these bookcases were not my first choice. But after seeing what was out there and realizing that I didn't have unlimited funds to get exactly what I wanted I had to figure out how to make them work.
Here is what we got
The seller told me they were from This End Up and bought them a million years ago when he first got married. I decided to look online and found these exact same ones still in production today...selling for $549 each!!! And guess what I paid for the pair? A sweet $60- score!
OK, obviously they need a makeover. The rounded tops bother me but might have to stay unless I figure out how to cut them off or sand them down. I'm thinking paint and some new hardware might just do the trick for now.
Here the combos I came up with:
And if these were going in my office here is what I would be painting them right this second
Oh right, these are not mine- they are for the fiancé
Like I said before this makeover isn't going to happen over night, I mean HELLO it took close to 3 years to get to this point.
But we are on our way to getting a manly, organized space. Happy face here.
UPDATE: So many of you asked where I found my hardware choices , here are the 3 sites I used
Cool Knobs and Pulls
The Paris Apartment
Kitchen Cabinet Universe