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Ikea Hack: Trellis Stenciled Billy Bookcase

Ikea Hack: Trellis Stenciled Billy Bookcase

Stenciled billy bookcase on astralriles.com I was going through photos of some of my past projects from last year and realized that I totally FORGOT to post about this stenciled Billy Bookcase from IKEA. This Ikea Hack was part of a living room redesign for my friend Ebony. As you all know, the Billy Bookcase from IKEA only comes in white, natural wood finish and black. Those options are kinda boring...especially if you're trying to make a statement. The great thing about these bookcases though, is that not only are they inexpensive, but they are also very versatile. »»»»SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG«««« [mc4wp_form] Btw, this is what the space looked like before the redesign: living room before I decided to add a pop of color by painting a purple trellis design on the white backing of the bookcases. stencil on astralriles.com Stenciled billy bookcase 1 on astralriles.com Stenciled billy bookcase 3 on astralriles.com As you can see, there are 2 bookcases but they clearly don't look the same. Well, as with any project, some things don't always go as planned...So you have to improvise. The stenciling the 1st bookcase with very smoothly without any hiccups. BUT the 2nd bookcase was a pain in the butt!!!!! For real!!! I am not sure what was going on but for some odd reason, the paint was not sticking to the white backing. Maybe a different material was used or something b/c the surface of the backing was super glossy. So to remedy the situation, I just flipped over the backing and painted the stencil on the ugly brown cardboard side. It came out well. Now even though the bookcases don't match, it's fine. The design is still symmetrical and the space looks great. And the client was happy...so then I'm happy! Stenciled billy bookcase on astralriles.com Stenciled billy bookcase 2 on astralriles.com What Ikea pieces have YOU hacked lately? Tell us.... Oh Btw, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE: [mc4wp_form] S/N: if you're in the mood to purchase some one-of-akind handmade home decor...here is a link to my Etsy Shop:

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