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Affordable Farmhouse Shelves no DIY required
I’m afraid I’m going to be completely spoiled! It really couldn’t get much easier… I clicked the magic buy button on Walmart.com, and a few days later this was on my doorstep. A brand new River Crest 5-shelf bookcase!
I mean who wouldn’t love affordable farmhouse shelves with no DIY required? This girl does, that’s for sure!
Don’t get me wrong, I still love to DIY but I tend to reserve my large DIY project for things I can’t afford or that need to be customized. The older I get, the more I realize my time is valuable too. And for under $150. I couldn’t make this. The “pipe” alone for a project like this would cost as much (or more), and frankly, I like the more polished finish the metal on this piece has going for it.
And when you can farm out the assembly, it’s even better.
Meaning I called for my son, and said; “Hey bud, put this together for mom would you?”
There are perks of having a handy kid around I tell ya. So he got it all unwrapped, un-boxed and put the frame together for me. He was needed to help Jimmy in the workshop, so I took over and threw an old quilt on the dining table and put the frame up on that to install the shelves. This unit is solid and very well made. And it went together like a dream. Not one single problem. Everything fit perfectly and the instructions were very clear. The shelves slid right into place and even the screws were nice quality. If you’ve ever bought pre-made furniture before and they give you those cheap-o screws you’ll appreciate these.
I had it completed in a jiff and then came the fun, I got to decorate it!
For now, it’s sitting pretty right here.
I’m loving it in the main entry, but with me… you never know?
And that is okay because this new bookcase is a really versatile piece. And we all know I love that about as much as I love pillows. So there is no telling where you might see it next? Austin’s room… or maybe down at The Little Cottage?
I appreciate the detail of the chunky top piece. What a nice finish the crown moulding adds to it. And you can see the shelves are finished top & bottom. So it’s attractive, now mater how you look at it. I really had fun playing around with the decor and I can already envision how I might doll it up next…
Take care now, Shannon
If you live in a small town like I do or can’t find something in the store, you can shop the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart online [just click here]. Online shopping was super handy with this purchase. I didn’t have to get it in a cart, check-out, get it to my car (it wouldn’t fit anyhow) or lug it into the house. It just appeared at my front door.
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- Better Homes and Gardens River Crest 5 Shelf Bookcase (affiliate link)