Thursday, January 30, 2014

Before and after Ikea Billy Shelves

I love Ikea 
We loved shopping there when we lived in Germany
Sadly Buffalo doesn't have Ikea
But Pittsburgh does
I mere half an hour away from Katelyn's school!

I've had a vision for our Living Room for some time
Part of that vision was built in shelves
My vision is on a strict budget
A tight budget

Solution Ikea Billy Shelves with some flare added!

Living Room before shelves

And after

I'm still working on styling the shelves 
And hopefully by summer new couch and chairs, rug etc...
This is phase one of many to come

What to do on mantel? 
Before I always decorate it
Now it seems too busy to have more stuff 
But it also seems lonely and bare! 

Any suggestions?



LOVE the shelves. Perhaps you could put a garland of flowers or evergreen on the mantel. Or maybe a couple of smaller sculptures. Good luck.

kks said...

oh, very cute!! can you come an help me with my house?? :)

Purple Flowers said...

Something on either side of the hearth like pillar candles maybe. I would try to add a little height to balance out the height of the shelves. I like those shelves a lot! :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Wow! I am totally impressed. They look almost like they are built in and make a fantastic addition to the room.

Leslie said...

Beautiful! You have my favorite "blogger" living room ever! I love how the shelves turned out.

Lisa Odom said...

very nice! I love Ikea, but we do not have one around us.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I think either 2 heavy candlesticks or 2 topiary type trees would look great. The shelves fit so well that they look like they have always been there :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very nice....I love IKEA! My son and his best girl might be moving to Pittsburgh later this year.

lisaroyhandbags said...

They look great! Ya, thank goodness for IKEA - they've saved the day many times for us over the years - including here in Dubai!
I think maybe a couple of candlesticks off to one side or even just one big, pretty object to stand alone in the middle would be pretty. Or a little trio of vases?

Cathee Anderson said...

Wonderful! You guys have always been handy in the home renovation department. I mean you lived through a whole house remodel while pregnant!

Brandi said...

I've always been a big fan of the Billy Bookshelves. They look very nice in your home.

Maggie May said...

I LOVE Ikea! We have one in the city where I live.
How about a clock on the mantel piece?
Maggie x

Nuts in May

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

The 'after' looks great. Space for ornaments!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.