MY NEW IKEA BOOKCASE HACK
I´ve been looking for a nice bookcase for a while now, and when I saw the IKEA bookcase hack by Anna Kubel a little while back, I just had to make something similar as it was spot on to what I was looking for.
The bookcase is made out of two of the biggest VALJE shelf units, which are turned sideways and painted in the same gray color as I have in the opposite corner of the living room. I built the shelves first ( they were very easy to build as they have a click-on system ) but I waited with the back panels until I had painted everything (including the panels). I chose to drop the legs, but if you want legs you can just make new holes for it on the side that´s facing the floor.
Flipping the units 90 degrees also means that the original holes are on the side of the unit instead of the bottom, so I had to fill the original holes. I recommend you do this before you paint.
PS! For safety reasons, you should screw the bookcase to the wall.
Want to make a bookcase yourself now? ; )
photos © Nina Holst