DIY Built-in Bookcases

They’re done!  Well, almost:)  We are still planning on adding some arches in the top of each, but I do have some pictures ready to share.  Let me first remind you of this wall when we redid our room last year with the wall of curtains.

I later swapped out the curtains and we had this:

We recently removed our curtains, added new fabric covered roller shades, turned faux roman shades, and built in these pretty bookcases.  Side note-we had to remove some of our wood wall treatment to build the bookcases in and will put those back up this week so the wall looks a little weird for the time being.

Aren’t they pretty?  They are going to look even better once we get the window seat built in between them.  It will add some color and pattern to the space too with all the pillows I have planned.  I have a full tutorial coming up on how we built these tomorrow!

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  1. M Cotton says:

    love it! i’ve always wanted a window seat!

  2. Love the built-ins! Very well done! Brightens up the whole room!

  3. WOW, REALLY nice!! Can’t wait to see the window seat to complete the look!

  4. Its really lovely, brightens up the room! I love the clean, white paint!

  5. Looks fabulous!! It brightens up your bedroom even more!

  6. Nicely done. Doing a built in billy Ikea bookcase project is upcoming on my list. A bit nervous to get started – thanks for the confidence builder@!

  7. belo belo belissimo


  1. […] As promised, I’m back today with the how-to on our bookcases. […]

  2. […] revealed our {mostly} finished bookcases last week and shared the tutorial on how we created them.  Over the weekend we spruced them up even […]

  3. […] did everything here:  fabric covered roller shades turned faux roman shades, bookcase styling and reveal, built-in bookcase tutorial, and how we added arches to the tops.  And just as a fun before and […]

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