The new features include: stronger shelves (no more bending under weight of old Moby Dick); rounded corners (kid friendliness, ahoy); fewer visible drill holes; and more customizing options, like glass shelves for displaying your favorite keepsakes.
Speaking of, that's our favorite aspect of the shelf — making it your own. There are a lot of hacks out there, but this makeover by newbie Theodore Leaf made us do a double take. His crown-molding accented armoire looks like a $3,000 TV console, not three $59.99 IKEA pieces. Mark your calendar for next month, when the new model arrives, and read on for Leaf's easy-to-follow directions. If you already have a Billy at home, allow us to remind you of the long weekend coming up.