Description: 1) I had the Billy bookcase (birch veneer) at home for almost 5 years now… and after hours of trolling the internet and devouring a ton of blogs, I decided to do something “worthwhile” this summer.
3) I went to the dollar store and picked up 3 polyester paint brushes for just a dollar total! (easier to clean, just dip them in hot water and its clean..unlike the nylon ones that are super annoying).
4) While there, I picked up an adhesive for a dollar each, to stick it to the back bone of the book case.
5) So first, I dusted the book case with a damp cloth and then I added one coat of a the primer in the direction of the grain of the wood. (Used a nylon brush for it..and I keep this brush separate. Use it only for priming)
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.