You can mix and match the different parts to create a customized book shelving system. Here we collected some creative IKEA BILLY Hacks which can add style to your home. Their library has 60 Billy bookcases, stained to match the trim in the room. And finally: this is a pretty serious hack and not for the faint of heart but if you have a big blank wall and want a sweet wall unit, you can do as Adam Lev n did and create on from the bones of 10 Billys. Hacking the Ikea Billy has been done before (my friend, Kristin, did a beautiful version) but with this being an older home, we had several obstacles to overcome. To continue that custom look Laura filled in all of the unused shelf holes (Kristin goes into detail on that) and took a shelf to get color-matched at the paint store, ensuring the best match.
Last year I got my first look at the Billy-to-built-in Ikea hack on Centsational Girl. From the top of the bottom shelf to the floor was higher than my baseboards so we used a 4 wide piece of MDF as a toe kick. Sharon with Mrs. Hines Class did a double Billy bookshelf wall and custom painted it to get the color she wanted. /AAAAAAAACdk/Mmt89BglRhY/s1600/ikea-bookshelf-hack.jpg. IKEA Billy shelves (preferably 40cm, as 80cm tend to cave in after a while I used my old Billy 60cm which are unfortunately no longer to be found in the IKEA Billy assortment).
Those BILLY shelves are begging to do so much more. 17 Genius IKEA Hacks That Will Change Your Apartment Forever. This hack requires an EXPEDIT storage system, CAPITA legs, and a VIKA AMON table top. This ambitious DIYer used a BILLY bookshelf (with substantial additions) to build an IKEA arcade game. A built-in wall of shelving just seemed like the best way to contain everything in a neat and orderly fashion, plus built-ins can be a great aesthetic feature in a room. This is probably the best Billy hack i’ve seen.
Billy-to-built-ins Ikea Hack
Ikea Billy Bookcase Hack. by ZachMatthews 2 years ago. Original sketch of what I wanted to do. This is how the bookcases came. They are VERY heavy. 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. 60yes, 60Billy bookshelves, Ikea’s bargain basement bookshelf. See how we made our IKEA BILLY Bookcase Library Wall. Ikea hack: adding beveled crown moulding to Billy bookcases. Posted by brittanyMakes.