If you love IKEA Hacks and cool Storage ideas, check out this DIY IKEA Shelf that I (with Dad’s help) made for my daughter, Amanda’s, ever growing makeup collection.
I’m sharing this as part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge. If makeup is not your thing, you can use it for any type of display or storage.
If you love IKEA hack’s be sure to check out this post with 50 of the BEST IKEA Hacks ever!
DIY IKEA Shelf Hack
Amanda is thrilled to have this to display her makeup pallets. The best part is, now that she has graduated college and works full time, she can buy her own!
Have you ever seen the cost of a brand name makeup pallet? Those babies are expensive! She really wants to become a beauty blogger and I fully support her pursuing her passion.
Check out how cool these shelves look in her room:
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DIY IKEA Shelf Tutorial
My Dad builds chicken coops in his retirement and has a pile of scrap wood. As I knew we would be painting the shelf, I told him I really didn’t care what type of wood he used.
I had two requests-that it be sturdy and that it not need to be attached to the wall.
As the shelves need to be standing up, he did have to modify the IKEA shelf, which is called Lack. Rather than leave it with just a back piece and front shelves, he actually added a narrow support leg to the side.
These babies are very sturdy now and can hold so much stuff.
Amanda loves blue and wanted me to paint them blue, but as her walls are already blue, I decided to use this pretty Pioneer Woman Shelf Paper I found.
I wasn’t able to find the exact one to share, but here is another Pioneer Woman print.
These are two of my favorite painting tools and not only get the job done quicker, but they protect the area you are painting in. It makes clean up a breeze!
I gave the shelves two coats of a soft gray paint, letting it dry in between coats. Once they were dry, I used Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive to adhere the shelf liner. These adhesive is amazing!
Amanda really wanted it to be used more for display purposes, so she immediately added her favorite pallets and a few other decorative items.
She still has to finish adding everything, but there are basically 10 shelves to fill.
Unfortunately, there is no IKEA near me and while these shelves are reasonably priced at $50, the shipping is costly to have these shipped.
My version cost about $12 each, so this is definitely a cost effective way to achieve a similar look.
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