IKEA Bookcase into Built-In Desk Nook
by Maryann from Domestically Speaking
Then came some playing around to see what would work best. We secured the top piece to the 2 sides and the sides to the wall (we do live in So. Cal. – earthquake country).
Then I decided I wanted to add 2 additional shelves on top of the TV area (because you can never have too much storage).
This was simply done by adding horizontal 1″x 2″‘s on the sides of the bookcases and on the back wall. Then placing a piece of mdf board for the shelf and attaching that to the 1″ x 2″‘s.
Would you do it again? Why or why not? and if yes, what would you do differently next time?
Absolutely! It's definitely one of my favorite projects we tackled when we first moved in.
Cost and time-wise I think it was better to start with pre-fab shelves and give it a good, creative face-lift.
IKEA has great basic pieces that allow you to be creative. As with any DIY project… measure twice, especially before cutting or purchasing furniture pieces.
Thanks for sharing, Maryann! I love that you turned that nook into such a great multi-use storage space!