Sunday, February 15, 2015

Simple & Affordable Bookcases to flank Fireplace

So we needed an affordable storage solution for our basement.. you may have noticed that I love Ikea, especially the Billy bookcases.. so when we were refinishing our basement I searched and searched for what I ultimately created and the comparables were over $300 a piece. In total our Billy bookcase makeover was under $130.. $40 for the bookcase, $30 for each door, $16 each for the hardware and the crown moulding trim my carpenter did for free. I am so happy with how they turned out. 
Have a look.. 
We used the Billy Bookcase as a base.
Ikea Oxberg Door and we just installed our own hardware.
Restoration Hardware Utility latches gave it the bookcases a more custom look.

And lastly to complete the look.. we had our contractor add custom crown to trim out the moulding.

Thanks for looking today!

 Our FULL Basement Reveal is coming soon...

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  1. Hi Lisa,

    This looks great! Definitely feels very custom. Can't wait to see the entire reveal!


    1. Thanks Deb! The full Family room reveal will be tomorrow ;)