Flickr Find: Billy Bookcase Makeover Tip

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Julie in Chicago had a problem. She was looking for an inexpensive way to tackle closet organization and like most, her searching landed her at IKEA. She wanted to use the Billy bookcases, but couldn’t justify paying $30 extra for colored bookcases when she could spiffy up the white ones for less! Although we’ve seen the backs of bookcases papered before, we learned a new trick from Julie, click through to see what it was!

After Julie applied her paper to the backer board she went over the top of it with contact paper. We think it’s a great way to give your colorful addition some longevity. Paper can wrinkle with humidity over time and by covering it with the contact paper, you’ve locked the color in and the water out!

We love the idea of bringing a bit of beauty to the closet and think this is a great way to do it. It’s a perfect way to start your morning off when getting dressed and think it’s money well spent. You can read more about Julie’s Billy Makeover from her blog and hear the step by step instructions on this great little project.

Thanks Julie!

(Image: Julie Mack licensed for use under Creative Commons)