I papered the edges also, just to give it more color...
...and I also papered the back...
Now, my Before & After!
Here it is in our guest room,
now fully stocked with our overrun of books.
That's a picture of my dad when he was little. Is he not adorable in that pic? Gah, I love it! :)
It is so nice to now have extra storage in our guest room! I highly recommend repurposing thrift store finds- even cheap-y laminate pieces like this one- for your simple furniture needs throughout your home. You won't have much money or time invested, and you'll have a piece that you uniquely transformed yourself.