We needed some living room storage and style. Inspired by some posts I saw on Hometalk, I had an idea of what I wanted to do using IKEA bookcases.
Upgraded Ikea Billy Bookcase
We started out with 5 simple IKEA Billy bookcases
We wanted to create some storage space that wouldn't be on display, so we also bought IKEA cabinet doors from kitchen department and attached them on the bottom of some of the bookcases.
All assembled, it looks so nice and clean.
I bought pieces of wooden trimming to cover all of the seams between the bookcases.
Then my husband cut it to the right size
I painted them with 2 layers of white paint so that they were really covered.
I bought slats of wood that were cut the same width as the trimming, my husband then screwed the slats together in between the bookcases, and we glued the trimming onto the slats.
And here it is all put together, but, we are not quite finished yet...
I wanted to add lighting so it would be a nice display closet, so my husband drilled a round whole in the top of the closet cabinets.
Here's where we installed a spot light.
We then finished it up with trimming on the top and bottom and some led lighting on top.