This is my first attempt at an IKEA Hack, so let me know if you have any questions!
IKEA Shopping List:
2 x STOLMEN Open Storage $60/each
2 x LILLHOLMEN Hooks $9.99/2 pack
2 x EKBY HENSVIK White Bracket $6/each
IKEA Cost – $152 USD
Home Depot Shopping List:
17 feet of 4\u2033 Trim – They sell this in 18 ft Length for under $15 (The lengths I used were: 2 lengths at 5 feet, 1 length at 40\u2033 & 1 length at 3 feet for a total of just under 17\u2032; they will cut these for you if you have your exact measurements – you will have to take into account what height you want your storage bins and what you have or will be using for baseboard)
3 feet of 6\u2033 Trim – This is the piece that the hooks go on so I decided to use a wider trim. You could use the 4\u2033 trim if you’d like, or go even bigger.
8-12 metal brackets for hanging up one of the STOLMEN units
Finishing nails & screws.
Off-White Trim Paint – The STOLMEN units are a nice creamy white, as are the EKBY HENSVIK brackets. It would be best to bring a bracket with you to match a white colour. We just used our leftover trim paint which was ‘Decorator’s White’ so it doesn’t match exactly, I guess it just depends how picky you are.
White Acrylic Latex Caulk (We used Dap).
Home Depot Cost: $30-$35
Grand Total – $190 (does not include cushion or baskets, which I have not purchased yet – the cushion in the above image is from my living room, and is also from IKEA
Step 1 – Prep area by cleaning walls & build STOLMEN units. Step 2 – Hang the unit that will be used as wall storage at desired height. Use as many metal brackets as you deem necessary to secure unit to wall (we used 12, or 4 in each box). The bottom of our unit is approximately 5 feet from the ground. Step 3 – Paint wall area that will be visible. This is after one coat, we ended up doing four. Step 4 – Attach trim in pattern shown. We used a nail gun and finishing nails, but you can use a regular hammer as well. Make sure to do another coat of paint once the trim is up. Step 5 – Add hooks to horizontal trim piece and install the EKBY wooden brackets for decoration & added stabilization of the upper unit. Step 6 – Use white caulk to finish edges of trim and fill holes in STOLMEN units.
And you’re done! Feel free to paint the wall behind the STOLMEN units if you’d like, and add your own finishing touches.
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