Published on July 19th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Pimp my Billy Laiva: From a boring bookshelf to an astonishing bar

Materials: 1-One LAMPLIG Grytgaller 2-One LOTS spegel 3-One DIODER led 4-Couple of nail clips and double sided adhesive pads.

Description: The pictures I took are quite self-explanatory, so I will resume it as much I can. Have you any question I will be happy to answer it!

I sawed the Lamplig right in the middle. Then I ended up drilling 16 holes in order to accommodate the sawn-off Lamplig perfectly in to the upper shelf. To make it steady I used a couple of nail clips.

Since the mirrors LOTS spegel already come with double sided adhesive pads, all I had to do was to place 5 pads on the back of each mirror and set them on my preferred location.

The DIODER led lights do also come with adhesive pads, so I did the same with them!

And this is the final result. It works pretty well as an ambient lightening. Right now the only thing missing is to throw a party! I’m off, peace out!

Inspired by this hack.

~ Raphael G Correia, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Pimp my Billy Laiva: From a boring bookshelf to an astonishing bar

  1. Nick Austin says:

    Wow! Almost as impressive as the price of booze in Scandanavia.

  2. Eric says:

    Oh wow! I need to make this :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love it. The Laiva is really ugly as is, but you can hack it easily and end up with something nice.

  4. Henry says:

    Any idea what the Canadian equivalent is for those mirrors? Having trouble finding it on the website…

  5. Raphael G Correia says:

    Thanks for publishing hack! For those who want to see more, pls check it here!


  6. wow! that’s pretty sweet!

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