Ikea book shelves and furniture in general are so functional and budget friendly. They can be very plain Jane though and I’m going to share how we made this Ikea Billy bookcase fabulous!
I purchased a few pieces of furniture from IKEA including this Billy Bookcase . In going with a more zen feel for my updated office I donated my piles and years worth of magazines and books.
This is how it looks now, used as a display bookcase and to store some of my styling props for photographic work. HERE), I figured that I’d leave it white and have it sort of fade away into the background and not be a statement piece in and of itself.
I had a vision of ramping up the bookcase a few notches to look more elegant and to repurpose it, rather than buying or building something new. Measure the top of the bookcase or piece of furniture that you will be upgrading to look classy. Purchase some 2 3/4″ pre-finished wood crown molding, meaning it has already been primed and ready for paint.