October 12, 2009

IKEA Bookshelf Makeover

This book shelf was a $50 buy at the IKEA store a few years ago. I was very close to selling it a couple of weeks ago until it hit me....why not give it a make over! So I nagged my husband to go buy some moulding and so we (he) can get started on it. He began by removing the back board and replacing it with some left over bead board, then the top moulding was next, and finally side rope moulding was added. We used creamy white for the paint from Sherwin Williams.
Here is the finished shelf!


I am very pleased considering we only spent less that$30. This will definitely go in my daughter's room ,which is very close to being finished!!!

Did I mention my husband has no carpentry skills what so ever? Yet he tries his best just to make me happy. I knew he was a keeper the moment I saw him.


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XOXO



24 comments:

Room to Inspire said...

I bet you are so glad you kept this guy...great make over. The molding adds a great touch.

Chelsea

Sparta Savings said...

Great job! I have a handy man, and he's not always so willing, so sometimes it's better to have the more willing, but not-so-handy (although you wouldn't prove that by me by the looks of this shelf!) man around!

Sachiko said...

Wow! Your bookshelf turned out so nicely!! I want one for my sewing room!

Connie said...

Oh shoot, I took a shelf like that to Goodwill a few weeks ago. Now I am kicking myself. That turned out wonderfully. You (husband) did a great job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lilia ~ That looks fantatstic! It looks like a totally different piece of furniture! I love the rope molding on the sides. Miss Mustard Seed does a Furniture Friday now on her blog ~ you should hook up to that later this week.

Terry said...

Wow, you would never know it's the same bookcase! I've got a couple of bookcases from IKEA, I'm definitely looking at them differently right now.

Tell your hubby - great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the new beadboard backing. :) Your hubs is a keeper! Very cottagey look now. Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Fabulous! My husband has several of these ugly monstrosities, I see a change on the horizon!
Anne

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Wow! That is awesome! I need to do something like this to our bookshelves!

Jane said...

Love it Lilia! And I gotta tell ya I love me some Ikea too! Thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday last week. Hope to see you again this week!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Tracey said...

It turned out fabulous! It will be perfect in your daughter's room...so great!!

:) T

Jodi said...

great job - I have been wanting a bookshelf for my kids, but haven't wanted to pay much for it...this is great inspiration to look on Craig's list for a similar bookshelf to breathe new life into! yea - thanks!

Sarah said...

wow wow wow, such a brilliant idea!

Red Lipstick Style said...

This is great! Your husband did a great job on this! We need shelves in our loft, now my fiance's office, this would be great.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

It is beautiful!

Matt and Ashlee said...

Aren't you glad inspiration struck!! Nice Job!!

Jill said...

AMAZING!!! a great make-over!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your very kind words! and welcome!!!
Many Blessings!
Jill
p.s. I'm a Texas girl too!!! :)(currently mis-placed in TN!)

Mandy said...

Beautiful redo! Looks like your husband has at least SOME carpentry skills! :)

Brook said...

This shelf looks great! My husband has no carpentry skills either, but I may have to talk him into giving our tall bookshelf new life. Thanks for sharing!

Dresser Girl said...

You (he) did an EXCELLENT job!

Sierra said...

Wow, great job! Love it!

-Sierra
http://creativekdesigns.blogspot.com (visiting from Kimba)

Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! Now it looks like the much more expensive Liatorp bookcase from IKEA! Check it out: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00116595

Great job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love that! What a big difference. I've been looking for some cute bookshelves, but maybe I should look for one like this and fix it up myself. Great inspiration!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Thanks for linking up to my party. I know I already commented on this, but you really did do an excellent job.