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Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets

When renovating my basement I knew I wanted a wall of built ins. Keeping my budget in mind I created that feature using IKEA bookshelves from the Hemnes line. Visit www.no29design.com for more details, pictures and ideas!
Cost: $2000
Before any work was begun we finished our semi finished basement. Overhead lighting, storage closets and a laundry room were all added to the space. Since this would be the family room I wanted lots of storage as well as display space, and don’t forget the television!
Once the major construction was complete I had a 17 foot wall to create a storage and media unit. I measured about 20 times to make sure I had it right and then purchased 5 pieces from the IKEA Hemnes line.
I purchased units to hold books, games, movies and music. The display shelves hold baskets as well as accessories.
The bookshelves were spaced out to cover the entire 17 foot wall, then finished off with trim and soffits. The gaps between each unit aren’t noticeable with the trim and a fresh coat of white paint.
The space where the wall mounted tv was to be hung was finished with a board and batten pattern to match the rest of the room.
Shelf liner was added to the back of the bookshelves. This helps add some texture to a whole wall of white!
I now have a huge storage and display wall. It is the focal point of the entire room.

To see more: http://www.no29design.com/2012/10/basement-update-tour.html

  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    Eclectically Vintage - Kelly New York, NY
    on Jul 10, 2012

    Ikea?! Looks like custom built-ins!! And the board and batten really makes it custom!

  • Kyle G
    Kyle G Middletown, NJ
    on Jul 10, 2012

    What an amazing project! This looks like a 100% custom built-in. I cannot believe how seamless the Ikea pieces flow together. Excellent work, Christina!

  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    on Jul 10, 2012

    Looks absolutely beautiful. Reminds me of the old commercial where the mom tosses some flour in her face before serving rice crispy treats. Keep quiet and let everyone admired your custom cabinetry!

  • Sixteenfourteen
    Sixteenfourteen Reston, VA
    on Jul 10, 2012

    I totally agree with the others...it looks completely custom! I love the backs of the bookcases, too.

  • Home Repair Tutor
    Home Repair Tutor Pittsburgh, PA
    on Jul 10, 2012

    I agree with Kyle, you did a fantastic job.

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