This is my first attempt at an IKEA Hack, so let me know if you have any questions!
IKEA Shopping List:
2 x STOLMEN Open Storage $60/each
2 x LILLHOLMEN Hooks $9.99/2 pack
2 x EKBY HENSVIK White Bracket $6/each
IKEA Cost – $152 USD
17 feet of 4″ Trim – They sell this in 18 ft Length for under $15 (The lengths I used were: 2 lengths at 5 feet, 1 length at 40″ & 1 length at 3 feet for a total of just under 17′; they will cut these for you if you have your exact measurements – you will have to take into account what height you want your storage bins and what you have or will be using for baseboard)
3 feet of 6″ Trim – This is the piece that the hooks go on so I decided to use a wider trim. You could use the 4″ trim if you’d like, or go even bigger.
8-12 metal brackets for hanging up one of the STOLMEN units
Finishing nails & screws.
Off-White Trim Paint – The STOLMEN units are a nice creamy white, as are the EKBY HENSVIK brackets. It would be best to bring a bracket with you to match a white colour. We just used our leftover trim paint which was ‘Decorator’s White’ so it doesn’t match exactly, I guess it just depends how picky you are.
White Acrylic Latex Caulk (We used Dap).
Grand Total – $190 (does not include cushion or baskets, which I have not purchased yet – the cushion in the above image is from my living room, and is also from IKEA
And you’re done! Feel free to paint the wall behind the STOLMEN units if you’d like, and add your own finishing touches.
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