IKEA Billy Bookcase DIY

IKEA Billy Bookcase DIY

IKEA Billy Bookcase DIY

For my initial Do-it-yourself of the 12 months, I’ve been functioning on transforming Hudson’s home into a large child home! His home became pretty hodge-podge, with bits leftover from his nursery blended with hoards of toys, baskets shoved in corners, and not substantially organization. The bed he’s been sleeping in because he is 2.5 (he’s now 6) was a teeny IKEA mattress that we ended up completely ready to go on to Charlie, so we commenced the preparing approach!

His room is pretty little, and we preferred to have a modest desk, and some concealed storage solutions to organize his coloring textbooks and crayons, board game titles, etc. I kept seeing this IKEA hack, and considered it would be excellent, with a small desk in in between! I know a great deal of people today ended up concerned with the desk sizing, but actually we desired to use the much larger wall for a massive dresser, given that his closet is so modest. This desk functions for him, and if he ever needs to distribute out far more, there’s loads of other selections within just our residence. I ordered 2 X 15 inch Billie Bookcases, 2 extensions to get them closer to ceiling top, and two Oxberg doorways.

Initial I disassembled the open up shelf situation that we had heading on, and I designed the Billy Bookcases.

For measures 4-5 I ran to Dwelling Depot and ordered tongue and groove bead board for the house in among the two bookcases. It is pretty very simple to install, and I applied a Brad nailer for software.

On stage 6 I additional in the desk portion, utilizing a red oak stair tread that I slice down to dimensions.

To develop the arched seem in step 7, I first lower the shape out of cardboard to get the sizing and shape accurate. I then utilised my jigsaw to lower the condition out of MDF board. I ripped strips of MDF to operate together the sides and entrance of the shelving as properly, to give it a a lot more customized and constructed in look.

Once the full detail was developed, I went back in with wooden filler to fill in any gaps, and I sanded anything down! Then I started to prime, applying Zinser primer. The IKEA shelf is quite shiny, and definitely wants primer to keep the paint from chipping off.

The paint color I applied for the shelves is Benjamin Moore Peale Environmentally friendly. In my eyes, it is just one of the most ideal shades of green that I have laid eyes on, and I have painted a whole lot of various greens!

I am seriously content with how everything turned out! There is of class some flaws, given that this was my initial time every single trying this Do-it-yourself, but I uncovered a good deal, and have been loving viewing Hudson do his research and color at the desk!

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