My friend had this bookshelf with him for the longest time.
He wanted to change its look and after much discussion (he is one very busy man), this is what he came up with. Some quick pictures first.....
It was a really solid, heavy shelf so I could not hoist it on my wall to take pictures. I had to just prettify it on the floor.
I can't wait to see it hung up on his wall in his lovely house! But again, as he is one very busy person, it'll probably sit for another couple of months before it goes up. Sigh. I'm actually picturing it above his bed, with books, flanked by a giant piece of coral and driftwood and a picture above it saying, "Beach Bum". I'm just thinking that'll probably be his dream. (*chuckling to myself)