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|The Book-Escape Wall Shelves|
I chose to review The Grand Optimist Shelf, which is currently sold out but was priced at $39.99 (original retail is $110!). I loved how modern and interesting it was, and I knew it would fit perfectly in the corner of my apartment leading into the hallway to the bedroom. I figured it would be a good way to display some of my knick knacks while keeping them off of the limited desk space I have.
The shelf arrived in a standard cardboard box with all the parts separately packaged. I figured that this would not come pre-assembled, and when I first looked at the instructions (above) I was a little intimidated. I am not one who regularly engages in DIY projects and I prefer to have instructions with actual words on them. After I actually looked at the sheet, though, it was pretty easy to assemble. The actual shelf just got screwed together with a small allen wrench and then the entire thing was hung with two heavier screws.
My only complaint was that the pieces were surrounded by a protective layer of styrofoam that got everywhere when I took them out of the box. As you can see in the photo above, the styrofoam came apart and got all over the pieces.
Right now I only have this little guy sitting on my new shelf, but that means I can go back to Dot & Bo to order new decorations to fill it! I think it looks so chic and I was happy with how easy it was to assemble and hang. I also think that $39.99 is a very fair price point for something like this!