Add character to your Billy Bookcase in under $50!

This was the first project when we moved into our house. I love it so much for the functionality. After having it for three years I decided that I was ready to take it to the next level. 

Before. Nothing wrong but it lacks warmth!

I wanted to give my Billy bookcase entertainment centre a second life. All under $50. I knew I could do it with only two materials. Wood and knobs.

I used 2 inch spruce for the shelves and the mantle. I cut them down to size, drilled the holes for the pegs and made sure that they all fit perfectly. I used wood conditioner before staining them Early American (my fav colour!)

Then I got some inexpensive knobs from Rona and installed them in the centre of each door. Because I have 5 doors, I wanted to look to remain symmetrical

The shelves add so much warmth and I’m so glad that I did this!!!!! 

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