Mudroom Built Ins from Ikea Bookcases for $300

Living Room 11.17.15

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Basically, I assembled 2 Billy Bookcases, 1 Billy Wall Shelf, 1 Smadal TV Console from IKEA and attached them to the wall up against a section of beadboard forming an inverted "U" shape. I also attached the bookshelves to the wall shelf for added stability. I left the TV stand free and just pushed it against the wall (as a bench and shoe storage) so that I could remove it to sweep under it. I did reinforce the TV stand with some metal L brackets to support the weight of my kids sitting (and standing and jumping) on it.

Where the shelves met the wall, I added quarter round trim and added corbels under the wall shelf for architectural interest. I also added crown molding along the tops of the shelves.

I had paint color matched and painted all the trim, beadboard and crown molding "Ikea White" (which is actually more of a cream

  • Finished "Built In" Mudroom Wall
  • Breakdown of the IKEA cabinetry components
  • Finishing the cabinets with crown molding, quarter round and corbels
  • The finished Built Ins
  • Adding crown, quarter round and corbels
  • All the IKEA components and how they are laid out

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