Wall Décor

Published on December 31st, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Open Your Home with Spare Doors





Materials: As Is Ikea Glass Front Doors

Description:
By gathering identical glass-front doors from Ikea’s As-Is department, I’ve assembled two walls of framed posters. The first one uses identical rustic glass-front doors. I taped Broadway posters to the back and drilled a small hole to hang them on screws in the wall. I then hung seven of them on an angle across the entire wall.

On the Miles Davis poster, I laid out identical square doors leaving equidistant spaces between each door. I marked with pencil and cut the poster to fit behind each door, while keeping the proportions intact. This allowed me to hide the wrinkles in the poster from it being rolled up and poorly stored for years. I used the pre-drilled handle hole on the door and put a large screw through it to hang each door as a frame.

Lastly, I used a large Ikea glass door to create this pot rack. By drilling screw eye hooks through the door and bolting them underneath, I hung them evenly on small chain links to plant hooks in the ceiling. I made sure to use plant hooks with toggle bolts to hold the weight of a full rack. The screw eye hooks on the bottom then only required S-hooks to hold the pots and pans. The glass allows the ceiling light to shine right through.

~ Michael A

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Jules IKEAHacker

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6 Responses to Open Your Home with Spare Doors

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very cool, love Miles in particular. (well musically in general too)

  2. Anonymous says:

    awesome ideas! especially the pot rack

  3. somervillain says:

    The pot rack hack is genius! But I wonder how frequently it has to be cleaned from above? It must collect a lot of dust, which would be seen through the glass.

  4. carmen says:

    feliz año nuevo!

  5. Anonymous says:

    That Miles Davis one is incredible! The choice of how much of the wording you used is so smart – I never would have thought you could chop it up like that and it would work so perfectly. Very cool.

  6. Bevin Chu says:

    The glass door pot rack is a perfect example of creative repurposing.

    Bravo.

    The secret, an open secret, is to not be mentally trapped by the labels given to products. It’s a door, yes. But we need to be able to think of it as something other than a door, based on its innate characteristics.

    You did just that.

    We should all learn to think outside the conceptual box.

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