We had a plain white Billy bookcase in our bathroom and I wanted to change the looks. For free. I collected paint stirrers and glued them all onto the sides of the shelf using Gorilla Glue.
Next, I stained the stirrers an aged gray color. I went back over the stain with some white wash and a dry brush. Finally, I taped off the triangular pattern, and filled in the design by hand. What a difference some free supplies can make!