This is the look I wanted. But I couldn't make this old metal etagere wood... but I could add wood...
This is the before picture. Lame-o.
First, I spray painted the etagere Gloss White with a nice paint and primer in one.
I bought two planks of wood shelving at the hardware store and cut it to fit. This is not fun. My saw wouldn't fit wood this wide so I had to cut it by hand.
I mixed a dark stain with a light weathered stain. I was hoping the light weathered stain would be what I wanted but it was too light. Luckily I had some of the stain from my Trunk Coffee Table left over.
I just lay the wood shelves over the existing shelves. Easy.
This is the finished product. Now I have cute bathroom shelving that look more expensive and substantial...
and I didn't have to spend 700 bucks!