Pretty boring, huh? But for $2.00 at a local thrift store it looked pretty perfect to me. I wanted to add a little more to it, so my dad helped me add a few pieces of wood (left over from other projects) to bulk it up a bit. We tend to save everything, the drawer pulls were saved from another project. We used Gorilla glue to add the extra wood.This is what it looked like with the added pieces....
I found a gallon of Valspar paint in the clearance section of Lowe's for only $5.00! This is always the first place you should look if you are on a budget, you really never know what you will find.
I gave the shelf a coat of paint, allowed it to dry, then went back and sanded it a bit on the edges to give it an older appearance. (If it looked too new, it wouldn't fit in around here)
Finished product : a very sweet little shelf that can find a home in any room in my house.
Total for entire project: $7.00, with lots of paint left for more projects!