The hold up is the pending kitchen/breakfast room renovation. While I'm desperate for built-ins, there is a greater sense of urgency for previously mentioned project. Looking for a cheap and quick fix, I copied this Vittsjo shelves Ikea hack.
You can't beat the $70 price tag.
Please excuse the photo quality. There is something wrong with my lens.
I spray-painted the two shelving unit metallic gold. (One on each side of the fireplace.) Immediately after, while the gold paint was still wet, I strategically sprayed brass paint that created this fantastic cracked, patina-like finish.
Gives it more depth, don't ya think?
My only complaint is the weight capacity of the units, so many things are still in boxes.