Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: Sexy metallic floating shelves

Hurting for storage space in your Toronto apartment?

Yeah, join the club. Luckily, there are Ikea Hack to save the day and help renters across the city implement cheap, chic and practical storage solutions.

Today’s Ikea Hack? Sexy metallic floating shelves that are as cheap as they are easy to create. Here’s how.

The parts. You’ll need:

  • Lack shelves (the number to buy depends how much space you have)– $19.99 each
  • Metallic spray paint. Either gold, silver or copper
  • Clear varnish or lacquer

Do it.

It’s almost too easy to explain, but we’ll do it anyway! Spray paint the lack shelves on all sides with the metallic spray paint. Give them several coats of paint, but let the paint dry between each coat. When the paint is even, finish the shelves with a coat of varnish or lacquer.

Now install the shelves on your wall according to the Ikea instructions, and add your display-worthy goodies!


Source: Livet Hemma (if you love Ikea Hacks, check out their whole site. Amazing design inspo!)

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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