Monday, June 14, 2010
Back when I was decorating my apartment on a starving artist's budget, I fell in love with the IKEA Lack bookcase. But the $130 pricetag had me shaking in my boots. So I thought, why not just build it myself? It's so basic and simple. In fact, it was pretty easy, considering I had to enlist the help of a coworker to use his chop saw. Here's the original.
I sprayed them chrome to match the rest of my IKEA finds, and I absolutely love them. They reflect light so beautifully, and as my contractor friend joked, I can store truck engines on them if I wanted to! Given my inexperience and lack of tools, I didn't sand, putty holes, or prime it. So I'm sure there are better possible renditions of these. For now, I can't wait to move into our house and rescue them from my parents' place since my current apartment is way too small (plus they weigh a ton!) I'm getting the carpentry itch again, hopefully soon I'll get to build something beautiful.