Greetings all, thanks for the sweet words on the office upgrades from yesterday! As promised, here’s more information on the library bookcase unit we put together with IKEA pieces – we added trim, hardware, and lights to customize it for my office.
I know the pink isn’t for everyone, but I was feeling the love this month but I may get a wild hair and paint the back something completely different soon – it happens, it’s just paint! My point is the unit would look great with the back painted any color you love – or a stencil or wallpaper or fabric, the sky’s the limit!
We all know how expensive bookcases are from most retailers, and wall units like this add up quick to $1,000 or more but I didn’t want to pay that much for shelving. We considered something more like the Billys to built ins project from 2011 but I wanted something that looked more like a freestanding three piece unit.
So I started hunting around on the IKEA website and I realized that some of the Besta pieces could be used and then I realized that three of their pieces added up to the same exact height as a 15” Billy bookcase, and an idea was born to combine them!