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Big Boy Room – Shelving

April 27, 2010

We have completed Edward’s big boy room!  The transition has been a little rough, but we are working on it.  I wanted to show you how well the shelving turned out.  As a reminder, here is what the space looked like before.

And the after…

We used 5 IKEA Billy bookshelves (3 small and 2 large) to make this entire wall have “built-ins”.  When we assembled the bookcases, we left the backs off so that we could paint the wall behind blue.  We centered the bookshelves on the ledge and attached them with L-brackets so they won’t topple over.  We took one of the shelves to Home Depot and had them color-match the paint.  We then custom cut and fit pieces of MDF at each edge to cover any gap between shelf and wall.

Lastly, we attached crown molding painted to match the shelves across the entire top to make it read visually as one unit.

I love how they turned out.  The back wall painted blue is really my favorite part.  And, they provide so much storage!  In fact, I struggled to fill them up.  Most importantly, Edward loves it :)

Here is the cost breakdown:

IKEA Billy Bookcases – $270

Blue Paint – Free (leftover from previous project)

Black Paint to Match (1 quart) – $13

Wood for sides – $10

Molding – $19

L-Brackets – $6

Total – $318

~ Anne

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  1. steven permalink
    April 27, 2010 8:08 am

    IKEA Billy Bookcases – $270

    Blue Paint – Free (leftover from previous project)

    Black Paint to Match (1 quart) – $13

    Wood for sides – $10

    Molding – $19

    L-Brackets – $6

    Total – $318

    Edward having loving home and cool room……priceless

  2. Keryl permalink
    April 27, 2010 8:57 am

    I’m really impressed!

    And don’t worry! He’ll fill up his shelves in no time!

  3. Linda permalink
    April 27, 2010 9:22 am

    wow, fabulous job. What a different look and so cool for him. Lucky guy! Hate to tell you, but before you know it, some girl’s picture will be in a prominent place there!

  4. mike permalink
    April 27, 2010 4:06 pm

    Really nice job on the room, and yes it’s priceless.

  5. sherry permalink
    April 27, 2010 9:21 pm

    Really nice job! I especially like his initials. All of it, very creative and thoughtful :-)

  6. greenurbanmotifs permalink
    January 17, 2011 12:32 pm

    Hallo,
    I like the blue and how you put the shelf together, really nice work!

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