Description: Here is my living room setup using some of the wonderful ideas from IKEAhackers. My girlfriend says that our apartment looks like a bachelor’s house so that was the inspiration for the title.
The project is simple: the 2×2 and 2×4 EXPEDIT shelves sit on 12cm legs, and the 1×5 shelf is mounted horizontally on the wall using the metallic mounting bracket included in the package (is holding just fine).
Under the horizontal shelf I put 3 SOLSTA stools that are great for guests and small parties. In one of the boxes I fitted the HUTTEN wine rack just by cutting 1cm from the top of each leg. The rest I decorated with the cool boxes from the KOTTEBO colection. Above I used two 110cm RIBBA photo shelves with different frames and different small baskets and bowls for potpurri and scented candles. The “biblio-bar” on the left is a really cool hack that I’ve seen on the webpage and I’ve reproduced with great success.
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.