Bathroom Ikea hack 1

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Charlotte


Paint Stirrer BILLY Bookcase Makeover

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We had a plain white Billy bookcase in our bathroom and I wanted to change the looks. For free. I collected paint stirrers and glued them all onto the sides of the shelf using Gorilla Glue.

Next, I stained the stirrers an aged gray color. I went back over the stain with some white wash and a dry brush. Finally, I taped off the triangular pattern, and filled in the design by hand. What a difference some free supplies can make!

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2 Responses to Paint Stirrer BILLY Bookcase Makeover

  1. DUR says:

    While it is unethical to take a mass of free items, perhaps ‘collect’ meant to take all the ones she had already or go to friends? There are other options.

  2. Irma says:

    What a great idea! But I would buy the stirrers ($17 for 100 on Amazon) instead of getting the free ones at the hardware store, much like I would buy the sugar if I were to bake a cake instead of grabbing handfuls of sugar packets from a restaurant.

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