The Lack Shelving from Ikea...it's inexpensive, useful, ubiquitous, though a bit plain. Derek and Lauren from the Curiosity Shoppe offer a simple but dramatic makeover to give these 14.99 stalwarts a little snazz.
-ikea lack shelves
-woven grass cloth (you can also use paper, fabric, vinyl, etc.)
-polycrylic clear sealant
-wood stain in color of your choosing