This is how it looks now, used as a display bookcase and to store some of my styling props for photographic work. I was inspired by Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Style sunroom office and her beautiful book that I go back to time and time again.
How To Customize An Ikea Bookcase
Measure the top of the bookcase or piece of furniture that you will be upgrading to look classy. Obviously this can be done on not just the Ikea piece, but any furniture piece with a ho-hum top.
Cut 3 pieces, one for each side and one for the front of the Ikea bookcase. Here are 20 additional Ikea Hacks for you to check out!
Pre-drill molding with a 16th or smaller drill bit to avoid splitting the wood crown molding. If using a nail gun pre-drilling would not be necessary as the wood is less inclined to split.
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Looks beautiful Janet!!! Love the styling……and so great to have a resident contractor!!
La Vie Quotidienne says
this looks lovely…isn't it amazing what a bit of molding can do and it is so inexpensive.
Anna Maria says
Here in Sweden we love our Billy book shelves as you can use them for almost anything in the home. I love your makeover!
DD's Cottage says
Love the new look and the the inspiration!
Little Vintage Cottage says
The Disney Chef says
This is ridiculously clever! I'm obsessed with Ikea so I'm in love with these hacks! – Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com
Lori @ Dining Delight says
The bookcase makeover looks wonderful but how you've styled it put it over the top! So pretty!
Dani Chapman says
Such a pretty bookcase! I love it!
Erin -SuburbanSimplicity says
Love this! Love your style too! You should come link this up at Welcome Home Wednesdays! party is open! http://www.suburbansimplicity.com
ooooh so many things i love here. ikea hack? check. billy bookcase? check. brooke's office? check times a hundred! thanks for sharing your lovely hack. would love for you to visit my blog (hellolovelystudio.com) to see progress on our fixer upper. peace to you right where you are. ~michele
I love your collection of old bottles, basically it all looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it at dream create and inspire. Will share it on our interest board. What a treat! Its always a pleasure! Hope to see you! Maria
Cat Golden says
Beautiful! I love all the details and your bottle collection is stunning! Thank your for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!
Candace Guiducci says
Looks so good – I really like the spring florals on top of the bookcase and the glass bottles.
Christine Graves says
Loving your bookcase makeover. It's coming along great! I can't wait to see your finished office, now I am intrigued!
Nancy Douglas says
I love having my own handyman. My husband loves working with his hands and tools. I have been working on my office.
I have a huge desk to paint. I adore the top of the cabinet. Did I miss a source list for the greens. I’d like to know where I could find something similar. I don’t want it to look too fake. You know the garlands and flowers that say realistic and aren’t in anyway?
Good luck with the wedding. I know it will be stunning
I’m a Billy believer as well, put a full wall of them together by myself! Your styling is everything!
Some folks diss Ikea furniture but with some upscaling I think they can be fabulous pieces! Enjoy your day Andrea
Feminine Belle says
Those coffee kettles!! One of them looks like the one my grandmother made coffee in on her gas stove. I remember watching her thinking it was soo cool! Thank you for the happy memory!!