Build-In Your Billys for an Inexpensive & Custom Look

Centsational Girl

Although built-in bookcases are cool, their price tag usually isn't. Have you ever thought about building your own? That's pretty costly and time consuming as well, but what if you half built your own and half bought your own? Well then check out this makeover and head to IKEA for the best of both worlds!

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We stopped in over at Centsational Girl where Kate has been hard at work customizing these typical Billy bookcases. Instead of just resting them against the wall they received a plywood base, trim molding and a total built in look.

The price tag, including the 4 bookcases themselves (which are $69/each) was $365. The process involved reusing old trim and purchasing a bit of new, but I think most will agree that the look is well worth the price and the 7 hours of labor that it took to get things assembled and looking great. Check out all the details and the step by step process over at Centsational Girl.

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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