I have all of $14 invested in this.
I did a couple new things with this. I used my router to cut dados across a couple 1x2s. They're 3/4-in wide and 1/4-in deep. The other thing I did was fill in the pocket holes used on the upper shelf with flush-cut dowels. I bought a 3/8 dowel for a dollar and just glued short lengths of it in the pocket holes and cut them off. An orbital sander made quick work flattening those out as well as cleaning up any minor misalignment.
Since this was for my wife, I added her name to it.
Lower case, so that it takes on the second meaning of aspiration and optimism.
Anyway, I expect that this will work well in her room. Simple to the point of being rustic.