My shoes used to pile up in my hallway, which neither looked tidy, nor benefited their longevity. It was time for a change, my shoes deserved better! My hallway is way too small for a big fancy shoe closet, so I decided to put one in my study, because that room is closest to my front door. I didn't want to spend too much on it though, so I did another (tiny) Ikea hack, giving a good old Billy book case a small facelift....
What I used:
1 white Billy book case $ 59.99
1 white Billy height extension unit $ 20.00
2 white Billy Olsbo doors $ 100.00
2 white small Billy Olsbo doors $ 40.00
6 glass Billy shelves $ 60.00
4 Faglavik door knobs (2 packs) $ 9.98
4 Grundtal spotlights (2 packs) $ 49.98
Total $ 339.95
I am so happy with the result! The case ensures my shoes stay clean and organised and, you know... it just looks pretty darn cool! ;-)
10/1/2014 01:52:55 am
You closet is on Apartment Therapy!!!
10/2/2014 12:52:02 am
That is SO cool! :-D
7/27/2015 08:23:52 am
For your reference, the shelves are about 10.5 inches deep.
7/27/2015 08:29:36 am
Oh, but they also come in a 13" deep size now, as well!
1/9/2015 08:37:06 am
I love this look! Is the shorter cabinet from Ikea as well?
1/9/2015 05:26:53 pm
Thank you! The other cabinet if the small Billy bookcase: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30263844/
7/16/2015 04:03:41 am
How does the lighting works? How is it installed? Are they battery operated or do they need access to an outlet?
Tatiana (Tatiana's Delights)
7/19/2015 06:46:12 pm
10/17/2015 07:51:55 pm
this looks great!! i wish i had all your shoes!! most of the replikate ones you cant get anymore which is a shame:( great job with the wardrobe though!! i love this blog!!
10/9/2019 05:27:20 am
Where do I purchase this from
11/30/2020 09:09:17 pm
Great post thankkyou
12/16/2020 02:29:46 pm
I’m a size 8 and this bookshelf with the doors is like right at it’s limit. Some shoes make the door not close all the way but you can’t tell, like it’s really RIGHT at the cut off, so if you have over a size 8 shoe I would not recommend doing this! 7.5 would for sure close though.
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