4 April 2013

Adding some style to a plain bookcase

We have an Ikea Billy bookcase in the living room (actually two together).

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I was happy with the things on it, but it just needed a bit more pizazz.

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The baskets in particular needed ... something.

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I also needed to update the photos in a couple of frames. And yes, that's Grant's helmet from his UK job, and the shooting award he won at college over here.

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The first thing I did was replace the little wooden knobs ...

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... with brushed silver knobs from the dollar store.

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Then I painted the backs of the open shelves, updated a couple of photos, and made some rustic wooden labels for the baskets (tutorial coming).

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Ta-da! Much better and more interesting, don't you agree?

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And because we all love a good before-and-after:

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  1. Wow! I love how you've zinged it up! :D xxx

  2. Yes, MUCH better! Good job.

  3. The shelves look great. Love the baskets and the colour on the back.

  4. Nice changes to fancy up the bookshelves.

  5. Looks great!!! Where are the neat baskets from?

    1. Thanks! The baskets are from Briscoes.


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