70s Shelving Unit Gets a Makeover

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

If you have a booth, you need display space. I like unique display pieces in my booths and I always want to ensure each piece is for sale. I found this 70s shelving unit at the Goodwill store. It was marked $14.99 but it was 50% off day! I shelled out my $7.50, disassembled it and took it home. It had some water damage and had seen better days. It would be great for a display piece in my booth, but I wanted to make sure that someone would want to buy it and take it home.

I see these type of shelves all the time. Don't let the size dissuade you! They come apart very easily. You can change it to a different height if necessary. Think outside the box!

This had some moisture damage but you can over that up!

I completely disassembled it and spray painted all the plastic connector pieces black. For the shelves, I had some wrapping paper with musical notes. I decoupaged the wrapping paper on each shelf.

After everything was dry, I reassembled the shelf. It looks amazing now.

Take photos before you disassemble something. It really helps when you are putting it back together. I kept thinking I had lost some pieces. They were all there, I just didn't remember how it was configured. Thankfully I had my "before" photo for reference.

I was really happy with it!

This is a photo of the shelving unit in the booth. It fits nicely with the vibe of my booth.

This photo is when I first moved into this space. It looks very different now!

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.