DESIGN Inspiration

How to Turn Bookcases into  Built-Ins

This was the beautiful bookcase before I transformed it into built-ins!

Don't these built-ins look like they've always been there? I love the finished look!

Start by removing the existing molding so that the new built-ins can be flush on the wall!

Next, I built on a frame to extend the bookcase to the ceiling. Swipe up to find out how!

Then, reattach the crown molding! This is how you make it look like the bookcase was built-in!

We didn't want any gaps to show, so we added a piece of molding that runs the length of the bookcase!

Lastly, reattach the ceiling and base molding!

And here's the finished project! I love the way it turned out even before I styled it!