Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Jules Yap0
GERSBY bookcase to wine rack
Ikea item used: Gersby Bookcase for $29.00
Other Items used:
- Bed Bath & Beyond Under Counter Wine Bottle and Stemware Rack
- Wayfair Cooksey 40 Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack
- Glossy Red and Black Spray Paint (or whatever colour you would like your wine rack to be)
- Clear Gloss Lacquer Spray
- Wallpaper (optional)
- LED battery operated stick-on light (optional)
- 4 Toggle bolts (optional)
- Power drill
Before assembling the book case, spray all outside and inside panels with 2 coats of red spray paint (or whatever colour you have chosen). Also spray one shelf with 2 coats of the red spray paint.
Once dry, spray all sides and the one shelf with 2 coats of clear gloss lacquer and let dry – NOTE: THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T SPRAY THE PANELS WITH THE CLEAR LACQUER, THE SPRAY PAINT WILL CHIP AND SCRATCH WHEN YOU ARE PUTTING IN THE SHELF AND WINE RACKS ETC.
While pieces are drying. Spray the Under Counter 6 Bottle Wine and Stemware Rack. This will match the wall mounted wine rack that comes in black, or you can leave the stemware rack in chrome as a contrast.
Assemble the panels and back of the bookcase itself as per the Ikea instructions. Leave out the shelf for now.
If using wallpapering, apply the wallpaper to the back panel and let dry. This is easiest to do if you lay the bookcase flat on the floor.
If you want to wallpaper the shelf itself, you will need to line that panel piece up to where the wallpaper is on the bookcase.
If using an LED stick-on light, determine the centre of the top panel and attach light.
Next centre the bottle and stemware rack to the top panel and screw-in. Again, this is easier to do, if you lay the bookcase flat on the floor.
Instead of using the security strap that comes with the bookcase to secure it to the wall, I decided to bolt the whole unit right to the wall given that the wine rack was intended to be wall mounted. If you are going to do this, make sure you TOTALLY LOVE WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO PLACE IT. Although, it can be unsecured from the wall – you then have patching and painting to do!
With the bookcase vertical, centre the wall mounted wine rack on the bottom panel of the bookcase. If you’re not mounting it to the wall, use the Ikea security strap as per the Ikea instructions, place shelf in and your wine rack is done!
If bolting to the wall, with a drill bit and power drill, drill through the holes on the wine rack, into the bookcase and straight into the wall. I put green painters tape on the floor on both sides of the bookcase so I could put it back in the same place after I moved it out to put in the toggle bolts. Once toggle bolts are in, return bookcase between the green painter’s tape and screw the unit into the wall.
~ Hacked by Shelli Mooney