IKEA's Bjursta Glass Cabinet

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IKEA's Bjursta Glass Cabinet

A while back, Brad posted his adventure in putting together the Billy Bookcase shelving unit from IKEA. So I thought I post my most recent IKEA purchase, with a "Disney" tie-in.

I've been looking for an affordable AND nice curio cabinet to display the many Disney items that I have. Most of the curio cabinets that I like ran into the upper hundreds, even thousands of dollars. I like my Disney items a lot, but NOT to the extent that I want to spend that much money just to display them. The curio/display cabinets that I have found at IKEA were not to my liking. They looked cheap and rather small. Until now!

A month ago, while browsing around IKEA, we found this Bjursta glass-door cabinets, and immediately I see the potential. You can buy the optional lighting fixtures (which we did), and this has turned into a very nice display cabinet. Besides, it costs $350! Smile

The assembly wasn't bad. It took us less than an afternoon to put it together. It comes in two long packages though, and one of them weighs quite a bit, so that might be something you want to consider if you are bring it home.

This is what it looks like assembled, and filled with some of my stuff. It is now in our Family room of the house.

A close-up look at some of the items on display right now.

This, btw, is a signed photo of Walt, one of my most prized possession. It was a gift from someone whose dad knew Walt.

It also has a shallow drawer in the middle that one can use for storage of flat items, such as .... oh, let me think.... PINS? Smile

Zz.

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Nice Zz!

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Wow that's awesome! That is a great collection you have! I'm sure that is one of those things in the house that makes you smile when you see it!

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Hey! Zz That is a nice piece of furniture and I am just curious, did you put it together with ONLY the four tools that they show you in the instructions, that being two screwdrivers, a hammer and a scratch awl. I know I would wind up with enough tools to build a house sitting on the living room floor. Smile No matter what you did a beautiful job building it.

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Vettelover wrote:
Hey! Zz That is a nice piece of furniture and I am just curious, did you put it together with ONLY the four tools that they show you in the instructions, that being two screwdrivers, a hammer and a scratch awl. I know I would wind up with enough tools to build a house sitting on the living room floor. Smile No matter what you did a beautiful job building it.

We did have to use a hammer, a Phillips screw driver, and we also used our own Allen wrench rather than the one they supplied. But other than that, the assembly wasn't too difficult, if you have assembled other IKEA furniture before.

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That is beautiful!

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Very nice! Love the autographed photo of Walt!! I see you're a Donald Duck fan, just like myself yay

I love Ikea. We bought a new dining table from Ikea at the Boxing day sales, for half the price! I'm looking at getting the cubed shelving, from there so I can display my Disney books, and knick knacks. Besides, I'll need somewhere to display some of the things from my Disney honeymoon Wink

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I love, love, love that autograph picture! That is certainly a treasure that should be displayed!

We have the Bjursta Dining table in that same brown black color and I LOVE it. In fact I need an IKEA trip here soon...Jeff C..you up for a meet n greet and meatballs??

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very nice. I like it

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Great shots, Zz! Any chance you can get a pic of the cabinet with the lights on in a darker setting? I'd love to see the effect.

I really need to get over to our HUGE Ikea store at Millenia. I've never been, and DH tells me it's quite the experience!

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Great shots, Zz! Any chance you can get a pic of the cabinet with the lights on in a darker setting? I'd love to see the effect.

I really need to get over to our HUGE Ikea store at Millenia. I've never been, and DH tells me it's quite the experience!

Go! Cheap Sweedish home furnishings will change your life.

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Ikea is great in my opinion. We went with the Billy set because we wanted the height to give the library effect, but they have nicer looking stuff like ZapperZ's. I've found that the assembly of the shelves is not bad (in fact I was working on some more last night), but putting on the doors was quite a hassle. How were the doors on yours Zz?

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Great shots, Zz! Any chance you can get a pic of the cabinet with the lights on in a darker setting? I'd love to see the effect.

I'll try and will post them here when I have them.

We bought the LED lights instead of the regular lights. So it has a white glow to them, which is fine with us, and it prevents the items from fading, especially the Walt photo.

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Ikea is great in my opinion. We went with the Billy set because we wanted the height to give the library effect, but they have nicer looking stuff like ZapperZ's. I've found that the assembly of the shelves is not bad (in fact I was working on some more last night), but putting on the doors was quite a hassle. How were the doors on yours Zz?

It wasn't that difficult as far as I can tell (my partner assembled the doors while I was busy with attaching the sides of the cabinet).

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I anchored mine to the walls before I put any wiring in for the lights. I'm thinking I'll use battery powered lights. Do you recommend the Ikea ones?

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Bella wrote:
. In fact I need an IKEA trip here soon...Jeff C..you up for a meet n greet and meatballs??

We might be going this Thursday or Friday - I'm off work and I have my eye on a few things!

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JeffC wrote:
Bella wrote:
. In fact I need an IKEA trip here soon...Jeff C..you up for a meet n greet and meatballs??

We might be going this Thursday or Friday - I'm off work and I have my eye on a few things!

Lucky!!! I wish I didn't have to drive so far to go. I am so incredibly lazy.

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JeffC wrote:
Bella wrote:
. In fact I need an IKEA trip here soon...Jeff C..you up for a meet n greet and meatballs??

We might be going this Thursday or Friday - I'm off work and I have my eye on a few things!

I bought all the furniture for my apartment at the IKEA in Charlotte!