Side Note: My husband, when previewing this post, called the above photo "Inspiration" and the below photo, "Desperation", ha!Now to most people, these pieces probably look like bad locker room shelves, but I knew they could make shelves just as amazing as the ones at French Blue. The problem was the sizing. They were 24" wide, and I needed them to be cut down to 12"; therefore, cut in half. (The two pieces would make four shelves, which was what I was wanting.) I also needed them to be six feet long, instead of eight feet long. And because of all the cuts, the iron would probably need some extra strips of bracing. Now I'm pretty handy, but welding, I cannot do. Lucky for me, there was a guy that worked at the salvage yard that told me he could do all of this for $40. Done and done. A couple of weeks later, I went to pick them up, and that's where the fun began. Painting these babies.