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White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
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Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
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Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
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Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
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DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)

 

billy bookcase stapled with fabric

IKEA BILLY BOOKCASE Revamped

ikea billy bookcase

We are back home!

We came back to our house last Friday afternoon, after three, almost four weeks of kitchen renovation. So, my old habits came back too, looking to decorate with inexpensive accessories and attempt simple and small DIY projects around the house.

In this post, I will show you 2 small DIY projects I did last evening and 1 mini DIY I did a while ago:

Revamping an IKEA billy bookcase with fabric

A couple of weeks ago, I bought the Sofia fabric from IKEA for a DIY project. I made a mistake when I took the measurements and never had time to go back and get more fabric. So, this evening, while watching TV in our basement and looking around to find something to decorate, I had the idea to revamp my black IKEA Billy bookcases by using the fabric I already have.

In the pictures below, you will see the result of one bookcase after I stapled the Sofia fabric.

These are the steps to follow:

1. Remove the back and the shelves of your IKEA Billy bookcase with a hammer and take measurements

2. Iron the fabric to remove all wrinkles

3. Measure and cut the fabric

4. Staple the fabric to the back of the bookcase

5. Place the shelves back

6. Make sure the fabric looks good from every angle

7. Decorate and style your IKEA bookcase

*(this helped me personalize my space)

Step by Step IKEA Billy bookcase

This is another small DIY project, I did last evening: cover an old small ottoman with fabric to give it a new look

I had some Sofia fabric left over, so I decided to cover up the top of one small white ottoman bought over two years ago. A very simple project, just secure and staple the fabric around the top of your ottoman. You get a new look:

Before small white ottoman Before small white ottoman with storage

After small white ottoman with top covered with Sofia fabric After small white ottoman with top covered with Sofia fabric

And this last DIY project, I did it a couple of weeks ago:

I used different letter fonts from the “Pages” Mac software, printed the “alphabet” on glossy photo paper and framed them on these inexpensive black frames. This small project took around 15 minutes to do and I am using it as art in our basement (our basement is our little boy’s media room, he loves it there)

black frames black frames with alphabet

Love how everything turned out! Now, we have a white-black theme going on in our basement with some hints of blue (my little one loves the color blue and red)

Thanks for stopping by!

IV

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  • 1akaruby3 says:

    Like the colors❕❕

    October 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! 🙂 they go well with our color scheme & thank you for stopping by!

      October 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm
  • swoodsonsays says:

    That looks great! I wish I had an IKEA close by – I love IKEA “hacks” and that graphic black and white is so sharp.

    October 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you! I love IKEA too! and the IKEA “hacks”. A lot of our furniture is from IKEA, we are lucky to have one nearby (only 25 min) away! 🙂

    October 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm
  • Leah says:

    What a difference fabric can make! These look great!!

    October 17, 2012 at 10:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! yes, I’ve learned from all these decor shows that fabric sometimes makes all the difference! 🙂 Thanks again!

      October 17, 2012 at 10:30 am
  • misswwfashion says:

    I love the result!! I’ve done the same project in the past with my billy and it looks amazing!! 😉

    October 21, 2012 at 11:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 & thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      October 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm
  • luvaloo says:

    Love the fabric backing in the bookcases!

    October 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! & Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      October 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm
  • Neaten Your Nest says:

    I LOVE this! I have about 6 Billy bookcases that could use a little sprucing up! I’m pinning this so I remember!

    October 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! 🙂 if you do it, please let me know how it looks! thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      October 31, 2012 at 8:29 am
  • Shake says:

    Nice work on the bookcase.

    I’m actually trying to do the same thing, but am having trouble attaching the fabric. Can I ask please – how/where did you staple the fabric? To the bookcase itself, or to the backing board?

    I wrapped the fabric around the backing board, but find that doing so increases the thickness so much that subsequently it’s next to impossible to then slide the board into the bookcase frame.

    Any tips?

    Thanks very much!

    January 21, 2013 at 7:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you and Thank you very much for stopping by 🙂 Yes, I did staple the fabric to the backing board, you have to lay the bookcase on the floor, remove the back board and wrap the fabric around it. I suggest you get help while doing these steps, you will need someone to hold the fabric tight while you staple it; so you don’t get any creases (make you sure to look at how it looks from all the angles). I choose this thin fabric from IKEA too because yes, you will have difficulties putting the back board back in place. It took us over 30 minutes to put it back slowly (my hubby and I), you do it section by section and make sure the bookcase is lying on the floor (it’s easier) then trim the excess of fabric. If your fabric is too thick, you might not be able to slide it back. I have 2 white Billys in my new craft room now and wanted to give them a new look by adding fabric to them but couldn’t because the fabric I had around the house was too thick, so to give them a new look I used pink fushia duck tape instead 😉 Hope it helped 🙂 And thank you again for visiting my blog.

      January 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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