IKEA BILLY Bookcase Library Wall >>> SOURCE LIST

IKEA BILLY bookcase library wall feature

Today we wanted to share our sources and costs with you guys. We love to find inexpensive alternatives for our DIY projects. I hope you have enjoyed this series and we will try to cover as much as we can.

Frame for header

Building the Library Wall >>> Source List

(4 ) BILLY bookcases purchased at IKEA ($59.99 each) $260.43 

3/4″ Top Choice Birch Hardwood from Lowes $53.70 

2×4′s (already had) no cost

Screws (1lb. box is more than you need but we wanted them for other projects) , anchors, brackets, spring roller catches purchased at Lowes $37.49

Liquid Nail from Lowes $5

(2) 8ft. long baseboards purchased at Lowes $32

Crown molding purchased at Menards $15.85

Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling purchased at Lowes $6.73

Valspar Paint and Primer Semi-gloss (color off the shelf white) purchased at Lowes $17.34

Total cost including tax = $428.54 

Picture Lights

Library Lights on Remote >>> Source List

(4) Brass Picture Lights from http://www.lightingemporium.com ($13.49 each + shipping) $62.91

Surge Protector on Remote from Lowes $19.50

Extension cord from Lowes $7

Total cost including tax= $89.41

Wiring sound system

Hidden Speakers >>> Source List

16 Gauge mini-spool of Monster speaker wires from Best Buy $21.49

Insignia 2-way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers from Best Buy $42.99

Total cost including tax= $64.48

If you would like to see all the posts on our library wall this past week check out these links:

THE REVEAL>>>Before & After shots of our project

MUSIC >>> How we added hidden speakers & a sound system

LIGHTS >>> How we added brass picture lights & put them on a remote

TRIM >>> How we made our bookcases look built-in

STYLING >>> 7 Tips for styling bookcases 

After LIbrary Wall

That was such a fun way to kick off Let’s Rock This House! Our next project for this series is Pimp My Patio. We have just started on this one, and will be giving some behind the scenes sneak peeks on Instagram #rockthishouse

xoxo Kristin

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14 Comments on IKEA BILLY Bookcase Library Wall >>> SOURCE LIST

    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Carrie :)

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  1. Mel
    June 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m grateful for all of the hard and time consuming work you have put in to write this series. Thanks so much. I’ll be sure to keep you posted as to when I get my own built ins completed.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 16, 2013 at 8:28 am (10 months ago)

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see it :) xo Kristin

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  2. Jayne
    June 16, 2013 at 6:22 am (10 months ago)

    It looks like you spent way more to build your library wall! It really turned out beautifully :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 16, 2013 at 8:06 am (10 months ago)

      The lights and sound were so inexpensive. The wall was the majority of our cost, but compared to hiring it out or buying all the materials at the store we saved a lot :) All the wood alone would of put us over budget so the BILLYs were a great alternative. xo Kristin

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  3. now at home mom
    June 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm (10 months ago)

    It looks so pretty and it looks expensive but glad to know it isn’t! :-) the lights and the trim makes them look so rich!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 17, 2013 at 6:45 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Ingrid :) IKEA is such a great resource for things like this when you are working on a small budget :) xo Kristin

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  4. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor
    June 17, 2013 at 11:08 am (10 months ago)

    Seriously Kristin this is one amazing billy hack! I love it. Everything you’ve done has made them look so custom. You would never know they are from ikea. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You Rock!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 18, 2013 at 8:12 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Shavonda :) We are totally happy with the result. xo K

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  5. Katrina
    June 17, 2013 at 11:21 am (10 months ago)

    Your bookcase turned out so good!! :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      June 18, 2013 at 8:12 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much Katrina :) xo Kristin

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  6. Suzanne
    December 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm (4 months ago)

    Love your billy bookcase and we have done one very similar except with glass doors on one case for display. I cannot locate the picture lights for $13.00 on the lighting emporium. I want them in brushed nickel, do you have a part number?

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      December 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi Suzanne :) I don’t have the part number. The link in the post links to the ones I ordered. That was back in the summer. Hope you can find something that works. xo Kristin

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