8.01.2011

3 Billy Bookcases

This is the Before of my living room wall.


This giant wall has been a pain in my booty since the day we moved in.  It's huge and the TV is huge and a 'regular' entertainment center would not fit on the wall.  The TV can't be centered and there is that doorway, sooooo what's a girl to do?  Live with it everyday for 6 years :)

I spent forever stenciling, but the grey on grey with all that black was hard on my color loving soul.  My chevron wall was a great start to brightening it up, but it needed more.  More height, more color, more organization.

So off to Ikea I go! {Love love love that place!} 3 Billy Bookcases and a trip to Home Depot for MDF screws, Gorillla Glue, and moldings.


I sent away the toddler for the night and plied my husband with beer and pizza :)


Lots of gluing and clamping.


No way did he do all the work :) We used L brackets to add 2 shelves across the middle for the equipment with wires.  I trimmed the corners and top with moldings, caulked and painted {Martha's Talc color is a very very close match}

After


So much brighter! {Uh don't look through the doorway, that ugly builder beige is the next to go!}


I super heart love the background color {Hummingbird Blue which I also used on my buffet and my Anthro mirror on steroids} Not bad for about 150 bucks and a little elbow grease!

12 comments:

  1. Nice job!! You should probably get a feature on http://www.ikeahackers.net/

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  2. It looks really great!! I love the chevron wall & that blue color paired with it.

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  3. AWESOME!!! You'd cringe if you saw my drab living room.

    Love the color against your wall!!

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  4. Go billy go! I love the turquoise painted backs! And your bribe tacting! Yay Megan! Now, take a break girl! xox!

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  5. This is awesome!!! I love the blue against the gray chevron wall!!! So creative and you are so much more fun than I am when it comes to decorating. I'm jealous a lot. :)

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  6. That's a great shabby chic way to get a huge shelving unit for not a lot of money. I love the contrasting color on the inside.

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  7. Way to think outside the box! LOVE IKEA! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  8. This turned out so beautiful! I love the chevron wall and the pop of aqua is just what the room needed! Great job! I am trying to think of place to do a cheveron wall in my house! I jsut love it!!

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