IKEA Billy Bookcase DIY

IKEA Billy Bookcase DIY

For my 1st Diy of the calendar year, I’ve been working on reworking Hudson’s place into a significant kid space! His area became very hodge-podge, with bits leftover from his nursery blended with hoards of toys, baskets shoved in corners, and not substantially organization. The mattress he’s been sleeping in since he is 2.5 (he’s now 6) was a teeny IKEA mattress that we were all set to pass on to Charlie, so we commenced the organizing system!

His home is fairly modest, and we required to have a small desk, and some hidden storage options to organize his coloring textbooks and crayons, board games, and many others. I retained observing this IKEA hack, and considered it would be great, with a little desk in involving! I know a large amount of men and women ended up anxious with the desk size, but truthfully we essential to use the bigger wall for a large dresser, given that his closet is so tiny. This desk performs for him, and if he at any time wants to unfold out far more, there is a great deal of other selections within just our property. I bought 2 X 15 inch Billie Bookcases, 2 extensions to get them closer to ceiling top, and two Oxberg doorways.

First I disassembled the open up shelf circumstance that we had going on, and I designed the Billy Bookcases.

For actions 4-5 I ran to Residence Depot and procured tongue and groove bead board for the house in involving the two bookcases. It is rather very simple to install, and I made use of a Brad nailer for software.

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

To produce the arched glimpse in stage 7, I 1st minimize the form out of cardboard to get the sizing and form appropriate. I then used my jigsaw to slice the shape out of MDF board. I ripped strips of MDF to operate along the sides and entrance of the shelving as perfectly, to give it a additional custom made and designed in look.

When the complete thing was built, I went back again in with wood filler to fill in any gaps, and I sanded everything down! Then I began to prime, utilizing Zinser primer. The IKEA shelf is really shiny, and unquestionably requirements primer to maintain the paint from chipping off.

The paint colour I used for the cabinets is Benjamin Moore Peale Eco-friendly. In my eyes, it is one of the most perfect shades of inexperienced that I’ve laid eyes on, and I have painted a ton of numerous greens!

I am seriously satisfied with how everything turned out! There is of course some flaws, since this was my initially time every single hoping this Do-it-yourself, but I discovered a whole lot, and have been loving viewing Hudson do his research and color at the desk!

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