The Billy bookcase built-in
“My all time fave Ikea hack was when years ago Jenny Komenda made the Billy bookcase look like custom built-ins by adding arched details to the top, trim down the middle, and contrasting paint to the inside,” recalls Shavonda Gardner, the blogger behind SG Style
. “They felt very Moroccan and I had never seen anything like it at the time. She also did a PAX
closet hack that’s pretty phenomenal, too!”
“Bookshelves that have been hacked to look custom” also reign high on designer and stylist Dee Murphy’s
favorite hacks list. Though simple by design and functional in nature, Ikea’s Billy bookcase
can easily be transformed into a statement-worthy storage accent with a little paint, and a lot of love.