Published on September 24th, 2015 | by IH guest2
Cool DIY IKEA retro string shelving hack
I’d been looking at vintage string shelving units but they’re always so expensive so I thought I’d try a DIY.
I’m sure this could be tweaked and improved quite easily as I came up with it on a whim but I’m pretty pleased with it!
- IKEA SPRUTT shoe rack X 2
- EKBY STODIS white shelf brackets X 4
- EXBY OSTEN shelf x 1
Total GBP 14.00 (plus screws and tacks)
I bought one shelf and cut it in half with a jigsaw. I painted the cut edge and added brackets to the tops of the shelves (to make it look more streamlined).
I think there are other less obvious brackets you could use, (perhaps the EKBY BJARNUM painted white?) but I opted for the cheapest brackets they had knowing that I plan to put lots of plants on my shelves which should hide them. Not fully kitted out this bad boy yet with all my foliage so you see a bracket peeking over Mr Piglet on the top shelf.
I purchased two shoe racks and used the tops of them as the sides (these are tacked on to the side of the shelf).
~ Kimberley McNeill