Benno P1010021-703232

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Fake old library


Materials: Billy, Benno, Lack

Description: We wanted to create an old style library, with CD storage …

To create this kind of library, we used :
2 Billy
2 Benno
2 Lack shelves
furniture feet
cornices, mouldings …

We started to put classic furniture feet under a Lack shelf (for the base of the library).

We fixed Billy and Benno to the Lack shelf and together.



We put the second Lack shelf on the top of the library.

We used little wooden mouldings between Billy and Benno, and polystyrene cornices on the top of library.

We put wallpaper in Billy (like an old wardrobe).

And finally, we painted everything to create a vintage style.

Now, we are very glad to have this unique library less expensive than an real old furniture !

~ armand, france

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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".

15 Responses to Fake old library

  1. sonal says:

    any ideas on how to paint dvd case? primer? sander?

  2. Flavia says:

    Awesome!!! Great work :)

  3. Jan says:

    You say you painted this — what kind of paint did you use and how did you get it to adhere?

  4. Nada says:

    LOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!!! Great job!! Might try this after the holidays :) Thanks!

  5. west furniture revival says:

    your bookcase turned out gorgeous and I would love if you would let me feature it, let me know if this would be ok with you,

  6. Florence says:

    absolument génial ! vous venez de me donner une idée pour rendre plus esthétique mon coin bureau !

  7. armand says:

    it’s a “blue king” (but it’s a wallpaper !)

  8. Shane says:

    What color and type of paint do you have the walls? It’s the best blue I’ve seen!

  9. Arianna says:

    Bella! Good work!

  10. Jon says:

    Great idea – looks fantastic! :)

    Jon, at

  11. Neomig says:

    Superb! I couldn’t spot the Lack! ( all the better) Congratulation!

  12. lena_halo says:

    This is lovely!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Ina,

    it was built for a week

  14. Ina says:

    Gorgeous! I love your hack! How long did it take to build it?

  15. Anonymous says:

    lavoro superlativo ! complimenti

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