I recently redid our living room and wanted a wall unit as a focal point. I scoured Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, West Elm, and other places with no luck. I didn’t want to spend more than $1,200 which made it quite a challenge.
I turned to IKEA for help and found the Liatorp bookshelves. We upgraded by purchasing two sets of doors and it gave the unit a finished look. They have a nice crown molding on the top and a fancier floor molding. All this for under $1,000!
Granted, the shelves came in about a zillion boxes with some hieroglyphic pictures and an allen wrench to aid construction. The husbandito and I managed to put the 3 bookcases together and joined them at the tops and bottoms to make them look like a single wall unit.
Now, for my IKEA hack, which is just adding your own touch to an IKEA product: The boring door pulls (brushed nickle) weren’t doing it for me. Instead, I bought new door pulls at Anthropologie that go with the ‘beachy’ decor of my house. The pulls are faux red coral. I LURVE them!