money, or rather, the lack of it, often leads to neat hack ideas. here’s one from laura and fiancee, marco, using the ivar system.
“on june 2005 my fiancee and i moved in our new house, sold almost every piece of furniture we had and started fresh, obviously with a lot of help from ikea.
we have a nice dressing room and the ikea’s options for furnishing it (pax or stolmen system) were way too expensive. so my fiancée had this idea: why not use ivar, probably the cheapest line of ikea furniture ever made … with a little hacking? 🙂
for every “shelving” unit we used the following:
- ivar side units and shelves,
- 1 observator cross-brace,
- 1 index curtain rod and wall hardware
- screws, nuts and washers
marco says the main problem was making holes in the shelves. but in the end, the result is very practical, convenient and cheap. a good alternative if you don’t want to spend a fortune on your wardrobe.”
link. (site in italian)