Description: This hack was inspired by my recent trip to the Ikea As-Is department. As seen in the images, I had an awkward shaped sloped wall behind my couch. This is problematic because my large canvas could not be centered! The goal: create a large modern metal wall that will still allow light to come through- oh, and NO construction!
Step 1- purchase 10 galvanized steel Broder shelves. (I got mine in the As-Is department for 1$ each! total steal!)
Step 2- (2 minutes) Measure your wall! These shelves measure 46″ X 14.5″. The goal was to cover the entire wall- so I measured accordingly and purchased what I needed to fill the wall. Lucky for me, the width and length were perfect for my space.
Step 3- (8 minutes) I drilled two holes on the ceiling above the awkward slant so I could descend my shelves (see image). I recommend using drywall inserts because these shelves can get heavy. I then screwed in two hooks, allowing me to hang the shelves using floral wire.
Step 4- (20 minutes) Hang your shelves! USE A LEVEL while hanging so all the shelves line up. While hanging shelves in front of the awkward slant I continued to use floral wire to connect my shelves… Attaching the top shelf to my ceiling hooks, second shelf to top shelf, then third to second. After this I was able to actually put screws into the wall and just hang the shelves directly. Make sure that the shelves are equally spaced from each other while hanging using a measuring tape.
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.