Ikea Billy Shoe Shelf Dupe....

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2 Hours

Okay the IKEA Billy shoe shelfs are great but expensive so I took the $27 mainstays bookshelf from Walmart and made them look just as fab as the IKEA shelves ... take a look. Also I have upgraded this closet several times so I will provide all the links for you ... you will get to see where I started to where I finished up. Whew! So lets get started.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
So I purchased 5 of these simple yet gorgeous mainstays 5 rack bookcase from walmart at $27.00 each.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
And they were just what I wanted but, I felt it had a lot of waisted space that could be utilized.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
like here! Do you see all that extra space. And coming from a gal with lots of shoes and accesories, I just knew it could be more useful if I added extra shelves, but walmart does not provide them seperately so guess what..... I decided to make my own. I mean the holes are already there right.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
So of course I went to Lowes, they are always ready and willing to cut boards for you and I carried one of the pallets and found a perfect match and they cut them to fit. Easy and free labor .... right?
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
The shelf pins that came with the bookshelf were already in use, so I grabed a few, you definitely will need them.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
So I laid out some carboard box on the lawn that needs mowing... lol, and placed the boards down and sprayed them black with some $0.99 flat spray paint from lowes as well.
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
After installing them....I created amazing storage that you would not believe.....(please see video for installation details)
from bookshelf to shoe shelf dirt cheap
I mean now I can get a little of everything on these shelves. And it made it look way more expensive! Please check out the video for clearer details. I'd really like that if you did. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel and if you have a channel I would love to support you back.
This video vlog shows detail steps of what I done to my closet and how I made extra storage.
This video is my last updated version of my closet. It just keeps getting better as we go along.
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