It wasn't even wood, as I had suspected from far away. And yes, I did inspect it for bugs before tossing it into my trunk, but I didn't check the shelf for quality. Yikes!
I got the shelf home and it started peeling! Really?!
I had the perfect idea, to paint over this wood, that turned out to be that cheap, soft laminate stuff, and use it for extra storage in our kids playroom.
So.. I repurposed this shelf, and used it two different ways.
So here, the bookshelf is on its side-- used as an art station. You can so see the laminate peeling in this pic. ha!
And then.. in an upright position. The cars kept rolling off!
I guess it kind of worked out. What do you think? Comment below.