Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Boring IKEA Billy Bookshelf to Rad Reading Bench

published Feb 20, 2013
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(Image credit: All Things Campbell)

The great thing about Ikea’s Billy bookshelf is that it’s an inexpensive, versatile storage unit for any age — the downside is when you’d like it to be a bookshelf for kids but the height and reach is too much for little arms.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Leave it to Lisa Campbell to fix that! She just turned it on its side, so that it not only holds books safely, it doubles as a bench! She added some decorative trim, secured the shelves, and sewed a cushion for the top. Now her little one’s books are accessible, and all within reach!

Read more about this project on Lisa’s blog, All Things Campbell.