I love the idea of Ikea Hacks, so when it was time to buy bookcases for my study I was happy to buy from the Billy range with the intention of pimping it out into something I actually wanted with my own Ikea Billy bookcase hack!
I’ve seen a ton of online tutorials and blog posts on Ikea Billy Built-in hacks but I wanted freestanding bookcases that I could take with me when I move out, so I designed plans for my own Ikea hack and I’m thrilled with the result.
Billy Bookcase Hack Before
Billy Bookcase Hack During
Billy Bookcase Hack After
- Frame and sides – Paperback by Taubmans
- Back board – Eagle Crest by Taubmans
Since this was a freestanding bookcase and not a built-in, it was a fairly simple project. I didn’t need to worry about filling in large gaps with mdf or raising the bookcase with a foundation. Just a simple paint job, and glue & nail the trim.
I took my time with each step and I completed the project over two weekends while doing other things, but it was a pretty easy job considering how different it looks now. For another project using wood trim to change the look of something, see my post on the Kitchen Chalkboard project.
I’m incredibly pleased with the result and have convinced my parents to tackle an Ikea Billy bookcase hack for their house, but more news on that later.
For now here are links to some of my favourite Ikea Billy bookcase hacks:
- Just a Girl blog – http://www.justagirlblog.com/billy-bookcases-diy/
- Centsational Girl blog – http://www.centsationalgirl.com/tag/billy-bookcase/