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Awesome DIY Library Wall for Less Than $600. Kristen used IKEA Billy Bookshelves and added trim. BHG Style Spotters

You Can Build this DIY Library Wall for Less than $600

Kristin Cadwallader of the blog Bliss at Home shows us how she built the library wall of her dreams—while sticking to a budget.


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The Best Hacks From the Fan Site Ikea Doesn't Want You To See

The Best Hacks From the Fan Site Ikea Doesn't Want You To See

Ikea biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore's affordable furniture—seriously, you can't buy this kind of devotion. Until founder Jules Yap sets up shop under a new name, let's have a look at a few of the projects that make her site so endlessly scrollable.

10 Totally Ingenius, Ridiculously Stylish IKEA Hacks // Live Simply by Annie

10 Totally Ingenious, Ridiculously Stylish IKEA Hacks

There comes a point in every blogger’s career where they must take their turn featuring an array of IKEA hacks that have impressed them to the point of feeling compelled to share. For me, tha…

blue painted built ins library cory conner  -- Love the book shelves and the ladder

Blue Just Right | Centsational Style

Well it’s time I finished off the Color Series that I began last year spotlighting various hues and I thought I’d save the “best” for last :) As you know I’m a passionate lover of all shades of blue, I find it hard to not use this color when planning a project or room design. Blue is ...

35 of the Most Colorful IKEA Hacks EVER | Brit + Co

35 of the Most Colorful IKEA Hacks EVER

Who doesn’t love a good IKEA hack?! Here are the best and brightest.

Bookshelf to cat tree; This would be so much less expensive than the cat trees they sell at the pet stores, and the kitties would love the loftier heights!

Cat shelves in one compact IKEA BILLY bookcase - IKEA Hackers

Cave Lion fashions a set of fantastic cat shelves from an IKEA BILLY bookcase. It looks pretty easy to do too. Looks fun!

Billy bookcase from IKEA w wheels & handles

Conquering the Fabric Pile

I’m not sure what came over me, but last week and I randomly just emptied out ALL of my fabric, and all of my scrap stashes onto my guest bed. Well it might have had something to do with this mess: I couldn't even shut this door anymore! Something had to be done so I guess I just got fed up with it and threw it ALL onto the guest bed. I had tons of scrap stashes, too. A drawer full, a bin, and an old scrapbook carrier full. Oh wait there was this little basket, too. Then I started organizing…

Swedish company sells support legs for IKEA furniture to jazz things up. Must keep in mind for when I finally buy the Karlstad.

Prettypegs: New Product for Customizing IKEA Furniture

IKEA hackers have come up with ingenious ways to transform and redesign the Swedish mega-store’s products. But for those of us without the time, energy, skills or resourcefulness needed for an involved DIY project there are a few other ways to customize your favorite IKEA pieces.Let’s start from the bottom up: Swedish company Prettypegs sells fun, colorful support legs in a range of shapes and sizes. All you have to do is remove the existing legs and screw in the new ones.

Create your own "built in" with a set of Ikea Billy bookcases.  Mine even hides our attic door!

Hiding an Eyesore with a "Built-in" Bookcase - Makely

There is an eyesore in the playroom that I have ignored for the last few years. I finally did something about getting it hidden. And no, the eyesore is not me in my pajamas (although that's sort of starting to be a problem, too). Click here to read about my new, clever eyesore hiding solution. Wow, that was a mouthful. Feed readers and e-mail subscribers: I'm sure you've just noticed that I have today switched from sending out my full articles to only sending a summary with a photo. It hurts…

floor to ceiling bookshelf made with 10 Billy Bookcases (8 wide and 2 narrow)

High times for Billy - IKEA Hackers

Materials: BILLY x 10 Description: I wanted to construct a floor to ceiling bookshelf with some nifty details and considered building it from MDF boards. Being am a fan of the most efficient way of doing things and also load painting details I choose to make it from 10 BILLY units, 8 wide and 2 …

DIY Home Bar built from BILLY bookcases - IKEA Hackers

DIY Home Bar built from BILLY bookcases - IKEA Hackers

A gorgeous DIY home bar from BILLY bookcases. It had been an aim of mine to build myself a bar at home for entertaining friends regularly.

Nadia's DIY Projects: Turn an IKEA Billy Bookcase into a Custom Built-in

Turn an IKEA Billy Bookcase into a Custom Built-in

We bought our house about 2 years ago and ever since, we have slowly been renovating the space. Although I love how the living room and kitchen turned out, I could never decide what to do with an awkward wall that is situated between the two open-plan spaces. I finally decided that a built-in would solve the issue, while also providing storage and a place to display decorative items. My next issue was figuring out how to built the built-ins without paying the built-in price. After scouring…

ikea billy bookcase tutorial

Bookshelves Complete | Centsational Style

Hey all! Guess how I spent my weekend? Filling up those bookcases we built a week ago, yippee! I love books, and I love decorative objects. This new wall of bookcases allows me to combine the best of both. I’ve heard such great things about the convenience of Kindle and i ...

How to make bookcases from IKEA look built in - Maillardville Manor

Bookcase Tutorial

I LOVE built ins. I Can’t afford Built-ins. But, I do have a husband and he’s willing to work for food Here’s how we turned our Billy Bookcases into Billy Built-ins, kind of. I wanted the sides to be recessed and the front to pop out a bit, I thought it would give it more interest, much better then just a line of bookcases against a wall. Here’s what we did: We used two Full width billy bookcases, and three half width ones. Then we just pulled out the center three and Lee screwed them…

More Ikea Hacks – perfect ideas for your home! | Expat State of Mind

More Ikea Hacks – perfect ideas for your home!

Here are some more Ikea Hacks to add interest to your home without hitting your pocket-book. With just a little imagination you can do this to…. Ikea Ung Frame Ikea Billy Bookcase This is pro…