What's the purpose of this?

This was an old shelf thing I found in a shed ( i started painting it THEN took the pic ) it was hideous though, oil stained, black/brown, over 75 yrs old.
I had nothing better to do, so i painted it. Now what? It just upstairs and holds magazines. Should I do something more to it? Legs? Another color? Purpose?


  1. I think it's cute and modern. It may have been used in an office to hold large sheets of paper (11x17 or even bigger). If you're into scrapbooking, you could use it for papers. That's what I first thought when I saw it. I don't know how it's put together, but you may be able to take every other shelf out and use it for books. Feet may look good on it too.

  2. I like it white! Maybe remove a couple shelves and make it into a bookcase. Wallpaper the inside-back with fun scrapbookpaper or wallpaper or wrapping paper. Or paint it a different color inside.