furniture magazinestorage

Published on February 28th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Sofa Fleece Blanket Bin and Magazine Storage

Sofa Fleece Blanket Bin and Magazine Storage

VIKA ANNEFORS x2, White Emulsion Paint, Glue (Double-sided Adhesive Tape or Instant Grab Adhesive)

Description: We needed somewhere to store our sofa’s fleece blankets and my wife’s collection of magazines and newspapers. We already had a white BESTA JAGRA TV Bench so I wanted a similar looking piece of furniture to put behind the sofa. Upon visiting our local IKEA store I spotted the VIKA ANNEFORS.

Sofa Fleece Blanket Bin and Magazine Storage

Basically, you turn the VIKA ANNEFORS on its side. If you follow the diagram, you’ll notice the panels are reorientated to hide the shelf support holes. Two of the under surfaces are bare MDF and once the unit is on its side one of these will be visible, so you have to paint it white before assembly. I used white emulsion paint. The other surface isn’t seen because it is butted up against the second unit. The shelf is glued into position with double-sided tape (or an adhesive of your own choosing).

We’re pretty pleased with the result and the living room looks a lot tidier for it.

~ Malx, Fareham, Hampshire, England

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13 Responses to Sofa Fleece Blanket Bin and Magazine Storage

  1. Anonymous says:

    The creative thinking of Ikea Hackers never ceases to amaze me. It’s so great to see a familiar unit in a new way. One could also use the Vika units on their sides like this as planters (pots concealed in recess, nice leafy foliage rising up…)

  2. Anonymous says:

    a small twist make a big difference! luv it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you take a look @ the Vika Alex that may solve the hinged cover some if you want. It’s the one I use. You just turn it onto it’s back. They also sell the Vika Amon table tops, smallest one is 6 bucks which can be cut to fit. Great post! Really got me thinking! ~Jaki-O

  4. Denise says:

    Brilliant idea! I have a whole lot of throws just lying around my tv room (staring at them right now, in fact). They’re crying out for proper storage. What a lovely way to store them! (Though I’m quite sure my cat would dub it “her new bed”….*g*)

  5. Joanna NL says:

    I was just looking for sth like this, also to hide the cables, modem, router and serve as a stand for telephone docking station – it could be a ‘covered’ version with opening shelf just like in BRIMNES Headboard with storage compartment – just an idea

  6. OMG where did that couch come from?? Love the idea and it’s definitely something I’m going to be thinking about for ours.

  7. Liz says:

    I would put a lid on the top. Maybe cut up part of a Lack table, and put hinges on it to bake a top, or cover it with a fabric and upholster it. Great idea, though! Wish there were more details and photos, though.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Those are desk legs. They just turned them on their sides. It looks like they put it together per the instructions but covered the shelf holes then layed them on their sides.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great, it’s a year that i’m looking for something like this, I love it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    i really like it..i would like to do something similar to put between the sofa and the wall.. but it’s a little hard for me to understand how you made that. definitely my you have more pics or something? btw, really good for me!

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