Not Your Typical Paint Job
Take your Billy to the next level with a patterned and textured paint job. After securing enough paint stirrers to cover the side of your shelves, use painter's tape to mark off a geometric pattern and get to work. A genius addition of hooks allows for even more efficiency in low-storage areas like the bathroom.
Luxe Library Lighting
If you crave a higher brow look, don't turn your nose up at this plain Jane. With the addition of some crown molding and lights, the old standby will be transformed into the ideal place to showcase art, collectibles, and books. Paint the back of the case a bright color to really help your displayed items to pop.
A Crooked Console
If you're looking for something even more modern than the standard IKEA ensemble, turn this shelving unit on its head—er, side—and split diagonally into two units for a very geometric console. You can use a spare Billy as parts to build the extra cubbies. Then, keep together or split the pair for use around the home as a buffet.
Elevate the look of any room literally and figuratively in one move: Raise your Billy bookshelves off the ground several inches and secure to the wall. Not only do the floating shelves give the room a polished appearance, they create the illusion of more space by clearing the floor below.
Trim a Little Off the Top
Ready for a Wheelie
Pull up a (Window) Seat
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