Room Makeovers

So Many Billy’s

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This is my official first post on WordPress. I was noticing with Tumblr a few things – inability (OK, my inability to figure it out) to categorize, add tags and allow user comments. So… I transferred everything over tonight. Thank goodness I’m only 13 posts in! Phew! Now that I’m all caught up, let’s talk my front room.

My original idea was to cover the newly-painted black walls with white picture frames. It’s very similar to what Young House Love just recently did, but with white frames on a black wall. After pondering and pondering, I decided to make a switch and do something with bookcases. Lord knows I could use the storage!

My final idea has to do with using IKEA Billy bookcases to wrap around the wall, which originally came from Nicole Balch at Making It Lovely. She did it fantastically. After my mom (she was recruited for the project)¬†and I sketched out a plan for number of pieces and final cost it came to a total of 31 pieces for a whopping $600. Because I certainly can’t blow that all at one time, I’m doing this one in phases. Phase 1 happened this weekend and looks like this:

Emily Snuffer

This photo doesn’t include the 14″ extension that I have to go on top of the cabinet. I have very tall ceilings (119″ to be exact) so I wanted the cabinets to be as tall as possible. I almost put the extension up this weekend, but Aaron had to talk some sense in to me because we have not yet anchored this big boy to the wall. I’m also not sold on the chairs there. They seem to overpower the little table. Anyhow, I’ll be posting pics of the progress often!