1) I painted the background a glossy white, mounted the four shelves in a “pinwheel” and flipped the top one upside down so that the screw holes wouldn’t show.
2) Then I took the two table tops, attached them perpendicular to each other and mounted it directly to the wall using L-brackets. I sawed off the table legs to extend the shelf to fit the PS3 underneath.
3) On the bottom shelf and table top, I cut holes so that I could run my wiring through. I wrapped it all together with a red ribbon (my logic – if it’s going to visible, I might as well make it stand out). Though it looks like one long wire, it actually goes in and out of the box – the in is for all the power and the out is for all the sound system cables.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.