I am a great fan of the Ikeas Billys,
$69.00 per bookshelf and you can make them up to look like one thousand dollars.
Ikeas BILLY BEFORE fresh out of Ikea.
Prepping Billys with mouldings from Home Depot
I have a small apartment, and there is a natural alcove in the living room, so I chose to install my book shelves in the alcove in order to save a bit of space, don’t forget when your room is small, every inch counts.
Transforming Billys with mouldings on top, at the bottom, and on each side of shelf. I chose not to install mouldings on shelves, I wanted a lighter look.
We used pieces of 2×2 on top of the shelves to secure them to the wall.
I was thinking about adding a cornice on top of the shelves, but I soon realized I had too many books and I should use the space between the top of the shelves and the ceiling to store my books. I stacked them horizontally, this way I could fill up the gap and it is also easier to read the titles.
The lying lion is a Paper Mache sculpture by the Mexican artist Gemma Taccogna.
Image via http://www.loveroffashion.com/2009/11/gemma-taccogna.html
The artist Gemma Taccogna