Published on December 17th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker4
Entertainment center for small spaces… Ikea style
Materials: (2) Ekby Osten Shelves, (1) pack Capita Brackets, (2) Vika Fintorp ($42.97)
Description: We have a tiny den. We had an Expedit bookshelf, Ektorp couch and a Kivik ottoman and couldn’t get in the room! So we needed a small entertainment center to house our TV and devices. We didn’t like anything we saw, so here’s what we came up with.
1) We attached 2 Vika Fintorp legs to the front of the Ekby Osten shelf (46in). We could’ve used the cheaper Vika Curry legs but these have a bit of flair!
2) The Capita brackets have a cool slanted design and are designed to attach on top and bottom so they were a great choice to attach a second shelf.
3) Use wall brackets to attach the unit to the wall, (because the shelf isn’t wide enough for 2 sets of legs).
In the end we have an entertainment center that gave us lots of extra storage space and at a mere $42 it’s a bargain!
(Two spare pillows cover up the power strip!)
~ The Terrals, Charlotte, NC