Wednesday, May 7, 2014


finally getting around to posting a project chris and i have been working on for what feels like forever. we needed shelves in the baby room to make additional storage, but didn't want to pay a fortune for them.

taking advantage of our creative thinking and DIY skills, we came up with this ikea hack to make the perfect shelves

we started with these and these vittsjo shelves from ikea. Chris sawed off the metal tabs that held the middle bar of the long shelf so it could be removed and make a longer, cleaner looking shelf, then we painted both units white.

to give it a more finished look we got oak boards cut to size from home depot, cut small squares in the corners so they fit snuggly, and stained them to the tint we wanted.

i also bought these baskets from ikea and painted them white for uniformed storage that blends in a bit. we're super happy with the way they turned out - totally worth the extra work! some more pics:

side note: chris is a TOTAL champ for being up for doing all this. it was definitely a process and i'm lucky to have such a great husband who will jump in and help me with my crazy projects.

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