When we set out to makeover my parents’ laundry room we needed a multifunctional storage solution for shoes & other miscellaneous things. We decided that a wall mounted BILLY would be the best open shelving solution, but wanted to give it a custom, rustic look.
How’d we do it?
We took single & double width BILLY Bookcases (15 3/4″ W & 31 1/2″ W) and attached them using wood screws to create one unit. To give it more structure we attached an 1/8″ wood backer board to the back of the unit.
To give it a bit of a rustic look we cut the bottom of the vertical elements & used pine boards & a brad nailer to cover the outside surfaces & then white washed them.
To mount the BILLY up off the floor we secured steel L brackets to the stud wall and mounted the shelf onto them.