This week, I decided to revisit a previous DIY theme with an Ikea Hack for my bedroom. I love the idea of creating a nook around your bed as if it were inset, and tall bookshelves flanking the bed do the trick beautifully. I even installed some gorgeous brass swing-arm sconces on the inner-side of each bookcase to add some mood lighting to the room. It creates the perfect nook for reading before bed, and the books are so easy to reach now! I used this project in my bedroom makeover, and I’m so pleased with the results! All it took was a simple bookcase and the help of some paint and some fabulous mid-century style wooden legs.
Tablelegs.com kindly offered me two angled cleats and four legs to use in the project, and I absolutely love how they look! I went for the angled look because it adds some retro vibes and a little energy to the piece. I also painted the back a peaceful blue color to strengthen my bedroom’s atmosphere and add a custom touch. I ended up flipping the bookcase because it made more sense with legs that way. Also, don’t fear this DIY! It is 100% drill-free. I screwed the legs (and the sconce) straight into the wood with a screwdriver (after tapping a bit with a hammer). The wood is pretty soft, you just need to apply pressure as you twist the screws in.
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