I found this bookshelf at my local Salvation Army for $3.00 a few months back. I didn't really have a specific spot for it when I bought it, but for $3 bucks I couldn't pass. Besides the fact it was really sturdy...I just loved the decorative cutouts on each side.
So I started by sanding it down, I primed it, and then spray painted it a glossy black. A fairly simple overhaul. This was the beauty in the end. And it found a good home in my son's room for all his books, bugs & stuffed animals!