Here is how we beefed up our Billys..
billy bookcase extensions
billy book case doors (if you like)
primer and paint
1. Assemble Billy bookshelves from Ikea, we used 4 of them plus extensions which fit right on top of the shelving. We chose to add doors to the lower portion of our shelves but this is completely optional (I wanted a bit of hidden storage)
2. Once shelves are secure add crown moulding to the top and baseboards to the bottom. You may need a saw to make corner cuts. We used a nail gun to secure the moulding. Next secure trim to the front of the seam where the bookshelves are pushed together this will give the shelving a unifed look
3. We chose polyfilla to fill in any nail holes that were showing. Once this is dry sand the filling until smooth
4. Now its time to paint and prime the trim, moulding and baseboard. We applied just one coat of primer and two coats of Benjamin Moore "Paper Mache". Its not an exact match but pretty darn close.
I'm thrilled to have our Billys back!
side table project
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