My Billy bookcase held A LOT of books. The Vittsjo doesn't have sides to it, so it presented the challenge of not being able to stand books without using bookends. Since I currently don't have bookends and since I had a lot of non-pretty books, I had to get creative with how I styled the shelves. In addition to wanting the shelves to look nice, they still had to be functional (did I mention I have a lot of books?). I ended up separating out the books and moving some to the studio (my travel books) and some to the guest bedroom.
Let's take a closer look at each shelf, shall we? First up, the top shelf:
Next up is the 3rd shelf:
beach canvas is one that I made using a picture from my St. Thomas trip & tissue paper. I also made the F cork monogram.
Lastly, the 4th shelf:
I think the Vittsjo is a much better fit for the living room than the Billy bookcase. I'm so glad I was able to make room for it & find an excuse to by this shelf. I may tweak it a bit after I get some bookends, but so far I'm really loving how it turned out.
Originally posted by Adventures in DIY
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