Looking back, I am bet I could have just bought wood shelves while there and stained them myself but pretty sure my husband and kids were on their last leg and I was just grabbing stuff on my way to the check out isle like I was on a game show "How much crap can you throw in the cart in 3 minutes"! So didn't get time to think.
While at Lowes last week, looking for items for a clients project, I decided to look for material for Jack's shelves. These stair treads were the perfect thickness and length. Just needed to take a bit off the width….
It's not that I CAN'T rip down a piece of wood…It's just that hubby happens to be much better at it. Plus, my body does not function well in cold weather:)
I used the chunk that we cut off as a 'sample board' to test stains and see what I wanted for the room….
After playing around with stains for a bit and layering, I decided that Rustoleum driftwood (a gray tone) with Minwax Dark walnut over top, was what I wanted for the room.