DIY Ikea hack bookshelf

Categories   DIY + Crafts, Nursery + Kids Room Decor

Everyone loves a good Ikea hack, right? This one is so easy. It takes this simple white Ikea shelf and gives it a more customized, lavish feel just by adding wood. Adding pops of color to the edges is kind of the best part, especially if it’s for a kid’s room, but leaving the wood stained is just as pretty. Take a look!

DIY ikea hack bookshelf  | 100 Layer Cakelet

1. Plywood cut to 15 5/8 x 45 5/16 (note: one sheet of plywood gets you 6 shelves)
2. Dark walnut wood stain
3. Sample size BEHR paint 
4. Ikea shelving unit
5. Dress it up with assorted baskets and bins.

DIY ikea hack bookshelf  | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step one: Assemble your Ikea shelf.

Step two: Sand your plywood boards to prep for staining. Only stain the top surface, and don’t stain the edges if you desire to paint.

Step three: Once stain is dry, paint the edges with your desired colors.

Step four. After everything is completely dry, which could take a day or two, easily place your shelfs on to the bookcase.

Step five: Decorate with pretty storage bins and baskets, and Viola! Easy.

Project cost: $188.00 (not including decorative baskets) Not too shabby, right?

DIY ikea hack bookshelf  | 100 Layer Cakelet

For more inspiration from this Nautical Surf-Themed Bedroom be sure to check out the inspiration board + all the images from Liam’s room here!

Photo: Scott Clark Photography / Styling & design: Jillian of 100 Layer Cake

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Angelica Golden on Jun 18, 2014

This is great! I love the little pops of color.

Michelle on Jun 19, 2014

Have to ask where the little cute stool is from? Love it!

Jillian on Jun 20, 2014

@Michelle it's from Target, but it looks like they don't carry it anymore. So bummed, sorry!

Christina on Jun 24, 2014

Can you share the colors you used for the edges? Love it!!

Jillian on Jun 25, 2014

Thanks @Christina, the colors are all BEHR ULTRA, sample/flat, (S-G-340) Sun Ray, (570F-7) Mid-night Dream, (S-G-270) Summer Citrus, (HDC-MD-19) Soft Mint. *Jillian

Zohreh on Jul 13, 2014

OMG! Love this! I wonder how Washi tape would look around the edges. . . . ooooo!

100layercake on Jul 16, 2014

@Zohreh Washi tape would be a super cute idea! Plus, it makes it super easy to change it up every so often. Good thinking ;)

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