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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