Fired Up!

Fired Up!
When Wendy’s husband suggested a little ‘pole’ action to spice things up, she reluctantly agreed. Not like that, pervs.  I’m talking about the pole in this this fireman-themed bookcase!  Wendy scored this bookcase for a mere $10 on Craigslist and knew it would be the perfect place for her one-year-old son’s beloved fire-trucks.
So she painted it red, glazed it and added the mod-podged plaque, but it was still missing something.  Her husband (who just happens to be a fireman) talked her in to adding the pole, and the whole look came together!  It’s simply a wooden dowel primed black and painted a metallic gold.  Looks fantastic.



  1. June 14, 2012 / 2:34 PM

    I don’t have any little ones, but this is sooooo cute!

  2. June 14, 2012 / 2:47 PM


  3. Anonymous
    June 14, 2012 / 2:55 PM

    The pole cuts the shelf length in half- the long fire trucks will no longer fit!

  4. June 14, 2012 / 3:01 PM

    Sooo cute and unique. As imaginative as Wendy and her husband are, I am sure they will find a cute way to display the larger fire trucks.

  5. June 14, 2012 / 3:17 PM

    That is adorable!

  6. Anonymous
    June 14, 2012 / 4:36 PM

    that is sooooo awesome!

  7. June 14, 2012 / 4:46 PM

    That is so cute! Gets me thinking on making something like that but as a train station. My youngest is very much into trains.

  8. June 15, 2012 / 12:11 AM

    this is such a cute shelf, i love how the red colour is paired with the gold pole looks very ethnic. how did you install the pole inside the shelf?

  9. mribaro
    June 15, 2012 / 7:48 AM

    ‘Though the shelf looks nice, the longer fire trucks don’t fit any longer. Pity.

  10. June 15, 2012 / 10:57 AM

    Thanks for featuring our fun little project!!! I love seeing it in my boy’s room every day and he seems to love it.

    @decoguy, my husband drilled a hole through the shelves.

    For others who are worried about the bigger trucks…I have 2 of these bookshelves, one for toys and such in the basement and this one is for…shhh, books! 🙂 So the pole is a perfect addition to be decorative and used as a book end for floppy books.

  11. June 17, 2012 / 12:45 AM

    That is amazing! But how do the bigger firetrucks fit?

  12. Anonymous
    June 20, 2012 / 3:26 PM

    That’s good it will be for books. It is so super cute and such a great idea…perfect colors too. But the red firetruck disappeared against the red paint. I’m glad you have two ways to display this great bookcase and your fun firetrucks!

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