Monday, February 28, 2011

Plain to Pretty : Ikea Billy Bookend Makeover

A few weeks ago I had my Ikea Initiation and I am working on my "want" list for the next time we go. :) One of the things I picked up was a Billy "B" Bookend. The one I got was a cream color and I am just a fan of cream as it simply does not work in our home so  I made a few changes.

Billy Bookend Makeover Tutorial

Spray Paint
Popsicle Stick

Paint letter in your color choice.

 Pick out Rub-ons to apply

Apply rub-ons in a scattered design

 Finished Product: Patterned and Pretty!

Do you shop at Ikea? What is your favorite purchase??

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  1. oh wow, that looks great. good way to spruce things up!

  2. Super cute! I love it! I might check that out soon. love the idea!

  3. It is darling my dear! I can not wait to see what more you have on your list. I am counting down the days I can venture up to the one north of Cincy. My uncle lives nearby so yes...I completely take advantge.


  4. What a great transformation :0) Its so making what a bit of paint and time will do!

  5. Wow! That's great! I love, love, love Ikea. I tons of their goodies, and cannot just choose one. We use the Expedit shelving unit to corral the little ones toys in the living room. Super functional and looks nice too!

    I'm a new follower, found your blog through along blogger who linked up to the Type A Thursday blog hop. Guess the blog hop theme is working!

    Stop by and check my blog out if you have an opportunity.


  6. You're bookend is making me think twice about rub ons, which are not my favorite, cause that came out SO NICE. :D

  7. Found you on Circle of Bliss...I'm following you now!

    I love what you did with the IKEA bookend! I have the red hemnes 3 drawer dresser and I love it. The bottom drawer never really worked right so I removed it, used the cute striped bottom for a the bottom shelf, and now use it as a TV stand with the Cable box and everything on the bottom. Hemnes series furniture is my fav over there.

  8. Reginia-I love the new look of your B! great job.
    I don't have an Ikea, like MeganDVD said, it's north of us. Have been there once, and to atlanta once, that's it. :(
    how sad is that?
    hope you're having a great weekend,
    Circle of Bliss!

  9. This is adorable! Honestly, I'm a diehard cheapskate, I get all my furniture at garage sales and thrift stores and I've never been to Ikea once. So I absolutely love your hack, thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Very pretty. Was just at Ikea yesterday trying to pick out bookshelves.

  11. So cute!!! Never thought to do that...will have to try it!!!

  12. Got to "Discover" you on Stumble!!


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