Mar 19, 2013
Are you in the mood for a couple of Ikea hacks? Sure hope so, because that's what you're about to get!
I happen to have the Ikea bookcase that looks almost exactly like this one below, and I've never liked how clunky it looks sitting flat on the floor. Griffin solved that problem with hers by removing the base, using it as a brace on the back, and mounting it to the wall. She stained a wood panel to make the countertop and painted the rest to match her walls so it looks like it simply belongs there.
PS: if you want to get all nitty gritty about details, Griffin's bookcase is not actually from Ikea. She found it in a thrift store, but you could certainly find something similar at Ikea, should you want to recreate this look. See more on her blog Design Itch.
PS: Don't forget to enter the HomeRight Steam Machine giveaway! Right here.