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.