bedroom shelves. my own ikea hack.

Our bedroom is huge. Why do they do that? It totally annoys me. For a personality like me, it means that I have to spend more money buying furniture to make it look ‘done’. Well, after almost three years it is finally done. Deep breath. Then a smile.

I need a statement piece, but this girl is on a budget, so I found something at Ikea and made it a little more me. The whole project cost me under $200, including all the paint. I love when things just work.  Here’s the {before}.

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I started with {two} black bookshelves from the Vittsjo series. Each shelf cost $79 and I was out of that place for just about $160. But, the best part was that my shelves took up six feet of wall space in our room. What could be better?

DSC_0009 After a little bit of styling, some thrifting for books at a Thrift store and visiting ‘my store’ for some unused items, I now look and smile. What started with something that wasn’t really me has turned into a piece that I am smitten with.

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A few coats of paint and some stylish pieces make any bookcase better. Are you looking to fill up a large space in your house, too? Maybe these will be the perfect addition for your space. A little sweat and then a lotta’ smiles.

Coming up… simple tips for styling shelves on a budget and how to achieve the restoration hardware look on your own shelves.

try. enjoy. share.

Letter J XO


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5 Responses to bedroom shelves. my own ikea hack.

  1. Trisha February 2, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Love this!! Can’t wait to read about how you painted that! Amazing. 🙂

  2. Emily February 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    I’m obsessed with these! Will copy for sure!! I just need you to come over and help me arrange the décor on the shelves 🙂 Love your talent, doll!

  3. Sonali February 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Okay just had a chance to look at the picture on the computer! Waiting to hear your painting secrets! Would never have guessed Ikea, amazing!

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