Published on September 14th, 2006 | by Jules IKEAHacker2
jenni’s west elm inspired box shelves
so, you’ve always wanted a box shelf like those sold at west elm but didn’t want to fork out the moolah. jenni’s hack might just do the trick for you then.
“a few years ago ikea sold these wooden planters. the planter came in plain wood with a silver square tray beneath to hold in water. dimensions of the box were 6″l x 5″d x 5″h. i took the planters, primed them, put wall stucco on them for texture, and added L brackets to the wall. slot the hollow of the boxes onto the brackets and voila! instant box shelves. i think the ikea planters retailed for about $2.00 or less. the ones at west elm are 3 for $44.00. easy hack. now if they still sold those wooden planters.”
nice work, jenni. and a really cute blue chair there too.