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Nice and New: Black-and-White Ikea Billy Bookcase

Chances are, you or someone you know has owned an Ikea Billy Bookcase ($59.99 to $79.00) at one time or another. The shelves are perfectly basic, big, and sturdy, and, therefore, wildly popular with bargain-seekers everywhere.

Now, in addition to black, silver, white, and various wood stains, you can get the Billy Bookcase in a black-and-white floral pattern for a mere $59.99. I think it's very adorable and also quite unique. What do you think?

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jadoremondieu jadoremondieu 10 years
i agree with cassedy04, too, but i think that once it's got the books on it, it won't look AS busy. ...or possibly it could look busier with all the different book spines. great way to jazz up a definitely classic, though. but definitely agree with cassedy04 about the 'unique'/not really so unique thing. I, too, love ikea, but i don't buy it if i want something to differentiate my decor from others!
cupcake_85 cupcake_85 10 years
it's a bit too busy for my liking :/
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i think they have some new ones with red inside the bookshelf too.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
This bookshelf is cute.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
what i love about the ikea book case, i throw them out and buy a new one when i move.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Yeah, the pattern may be busy, but if it's busting full of books, half the pattern will be covered up anyway. I like it.
jen22 jen22 10 years
don't like it. :(
SarahwithanH SarahwithanH 10 years
What a great bargain. Perfect for college students.
auddie auddie 10 years
I like it, but it's a bit too much. I would prefer just the back patterned with solid black or white shelves.
Jessielindsey Jessielindsey 10 years
I love these bookshelves, and I love prints, but I feel like this combination would give me a headache. I want to see my books when I look on she shelves! Maybe that black and white pattern for wall-paper behind the booksheves!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Cute, but I'm not a fan of the pattern. Plus, all my books would cover it anyway!
Row-D Row-D 10 years
Seems I"m not the only one "glued" to my new IKEA catalog??? ... This new Billy case definitely caught my eye. But I agree with Memorie... having the pattern all over is a bit much.....
satelit1 satelit1 10 years
It's cute for college..... I had a gray one ~~ but it's been donated to the SA....since it really doesn't fit in with "adult" decor =)
hboogie hboogie 10 years
I should clarify -- the bookcase that Domino customized was a solid white one. I agree this pattern is a bit too busy.
tee0206 tee0206 10 years
It's cute, but I'd probably go for a solid colored one myself. I think it would be great for a high school or college student, though.
ashmelissa ashmelissa 10 years
I would like this in a slightly different way, maybe just the pattern on the back etc. Overall its too much even for a black and white lover such as myself.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Ikea has some really nice bookcases. I prefer their cases with the glass doors. still decently priced, too.
Catinlv Catinlv 10 years
bfly1133 bfly1133 10 years
This pattern is a bit much for me. And apparently I am not the only one. ;) I would prefer a simple bookcase where the books are the stars. But, hey, that's just me. :)
memorie memorie 10 years
Cute, but I don't like the all-over floral. Maybe if only the shelves or backdrop were, but not the entire thing.
Neenee3 Neenee3 10 years
I think it is very busy and I wonder would look like once you actually put books and things on it.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
I agree with cassedy04...i like the idea but not this pattern---too busy
karisaamy karisaamy 10 years
This would be cute in a dorm room or college apartment
cassedy04 cassedy04 10 years
i like the idea of a patterned bookcase, but not necessarily that pattern. also, it gives the impression of uniqueness... but it's ikea, so everyone else will be "unique" too. (don't get me wrong, i LOVE ikea)
la-vita-bella la-vita-bella 10 years
i feel like it's a little cluttered and has got too much going on!
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