Big Boy Room – Shelving
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