Just so you know...
We've all seen these really great rooms with bookcases that look like custom built
ins that began as simple bookcases and molding. DIYs that give you an expensive look for a lot less. Here are a couple of examples that I found online.
I do love the painted back of these bookcases.
Well, as I have spent some time looking for bookcases to use in the living room at the ranch renovation . I have figured something out. This isn't as easy as it seems. After taking measurements for the wall, we headed off to IKEA to look for bookcases to use.
We found a series that my friend liked, HEMNES,
But of course it couldn't be that easy. The 3 components that we wanted, ended up being approximately 6 " too long. The only way to make it work would be to use a smaller TV table in the center but that is too small for the TV. Solution: downsize the TV. Not happening!! So, onward we looked. A quick look at the ever popular Billy Bookcase was a quick no! The second choice was BESTA.
This unit might actually work. The issue here is the color of the unit. But right now this looks like the best candidate. There is talk of looking at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore for bookcases and cabinets or even on Craigslist. Stay tuned for the final selection.