When I painted my upstairs all white, I added some IKEA shelves to either side of the window in my living room. I have lived with them as is for months and months and restyled them numerous times trying to get them “just right”. One day I was thinking about how much I loved my reclaimed wood shelves in my office and how I wished I had not run out of reclaimed wood. If I had more wood would have made more shelves. Then I had an idea….
I have seen Stikwood walls pop up all over the internet and I thought why not use it on the shelves instead of a wall? So I did! I gave my IKEA shelves a makeover.
I ordered the reclaimed weathered wood (they have different types and colors) because it looked the closest to my office shelves. You cut them to size and then just peel the backing off and stick them on!
The only tricky part was that I had to measure and then drill a hole through the Stikwood so I could still access the bolt that holds the shelf onto the bracket. This way I can easily remove the shelves if we decide one day to take them down or move them.
I added the wood to the top and bottom of the shelf first. Then I added the sides. The fronts went on last so they would cover up all the edges of the wood on the top and bottom.
I found bird poop on several pieces so I went ahead and finished adding the wood to the shelves and then I scrubbed them with soapy water. Be careful not to get them too wet since they have an adhesive on the back.
I am really happy with the outcome. These shelves feel so much more like me :)
Can we chat for a quick second about my new chair? I bought it off the local classifieds from a lady who bought it and then decided it didn’t work in the space she intended it for so I got it BRAND NEW for a killer deal. I bought it originally to have it recovered in navy velvet (that is my DREAM chair) but I am really liking the grey. I am going to live with it grey for awhile and I may just decided to keep this that way!
I bought the Stikwood planks myself but I did receive a discount in return for posting about my experience. The thoughts and ideas were all mine!