DIY Office Built-Ins


I added wallpaper to the back wall as an accent, and I love the soft suble color and pattern!

Step 1


We had 2 Ikea bookcases that were our starting point. We secured them to the walls with screws..

Step 2

Upper Shelves

I built cabinets to extend to the ceiling when placed on top of the existing Ikea cabinets.

Step 3


One of the most important steps is to prime! I used a shellac primer that adheres well to laminate.

Step 4

Paint The Shelves

I chose the color Poppy Seed by Behr for the built=ins. I love the contrast against the wallpaper!

Step 5

Final Touches

After adding trim and a desktop to finish it off, I was ready to use this space for storage!