Ikea Spice Rack Turned Into Bookshelves

Great DIY Ikea Hack. Make your own bookshelves for your bedroom or office with these Ikea spice racks. Such a great idea to maximize your wall space. Click here to find out what to buy, and how to quickly make these bookshelves.

Ikea Spice Rack Turned Into Bookshelves

Ikea sells Bekvam Spice Racks for $3.99 each – and they make the perfect bookshelves for kids’ books.

Inexpensive Ikea Spice Racks make perfect bookshelves. Click here to find out what to buy, and how to quickly make these bookshelves.

After purchasing them at Ikea, I spray painted ours white (although I think the natural wood color would have been just fine.)

Inexpensive Ikea Spice Racks make perfect bookshelves. Click here to find out what to buy, and how to quickly make these bookshelves.

It was a bit tricky to get them anchored to the wall – and level.

This was the face Even Steven made when I told him we had to hang up four of them…

Inexpensive Ikea Spice Racks make perfect bookshelves. Click here to find out what to buy, and how to quickly make these bookshelves.

Here’s a hint: Create a template out of posterboard so you know where to drill the screws. Make sure you get them into a stud! And then use your template to quickly drill the holes for all of your shelves. (If only we had figured this out before the last one.)

The kids love them – and I do too!

Inexpensive Ikea Spice Racks make perfect bookshelves. Click here to find out what to buy, and how to quickly make these bookshelves.

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35 thoughts on “Ikea Spice Rack Turned Into Bookshelves

  1. What a great idea. Love the makeover you gave them. I always find white is so much more appealing in a kids rooms. Though I also find white, doesn't stay white for very long in a kids room. Sigh.

    Madison xxx

  2. These have been on my Ikea list for awhile! Now I just need to get there (and it's not far, which is even better!)

  3. I saw these over at craftgawker and now again on "Someday Crafts" – they're really great. Too bad I am too lazy to drill a hole in the wall and put them up! πŸ˜€ I wish shelves could just magically attach themselves to the walls.

  4. Love this post! What a neat idea- I'd never considered using spice racks! Thanks for sharing. Hope you'll link it and any other kid or teen related posts that you have to our "Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings" party tomorrow!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

  5. This is great! I picked up a couple of these at ikea a couple of weeks ago and they are sitting in my closet because I'm not sure how to use them. I'm so excited to see your post! Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage link party.

  6. Visiting from YHL! I love this idea…I'm thinking of getting a couple for my boys. Too bad the nearest Ikea is 2 hours away. Maybe my husband will be up for a roadtrip this weekend πŸ™‚ Great job!

  7. I did this too but it didn't occur to me to paint them! I'm lucky enough to have an IKEA 20 minutes away. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. Better check stock at Ikea.com. Ours is out and don’t know when or if they will get more jn stock. This must be a popular idea, lol.

  9. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now…but the closest IKEA is 2 hours away and they don’t sell these online. So I guess that means ROAD TRIP! Thanks for the reminder. Yours look great!

  10. I do not have an IKEA near me at all, is anyone willing to pick up some for me and I will pay for the shelves, plus shipping, plus gas money??? I really LOVE this idea and cannot find them anywhere on the internet πŸ™

  11. I found your blog by googling how to paint ikea spice racks – I have a couple that I’ve had sitting in a closet for the past year and finally ready to tackle painting them… hope they turn out as cute as yours! πŸ™‚

  12. I love your idea, where did you get those lovely stripped curtains? I want something similar for my sons room. BTW, i read some of your blogs and I think you are hilarious, I have a wicked of humor. I have been trying to loose the baby weight for 2 years and have come so close (have 8lbs to go) and it never occured to me to just cut my jeans, so simple and quick. You are brilliant πŸ™‚

  13. Wow, I saw those at IKEA and KNEW there had to be an excellent use for them. I couldn’t figure it out, though! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing…

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  15. What type of anchors did you use to hang them? I read somewhere else that they fell off wall – yikes! Would like to do this but curious what you used to keep them secured to the wall!! Thanks!

  16. We haven’t had any problems Susen. My husband drilled screws into the wall, and they have little notches in the back that hang perfectly from the screws. Maybe if you just used a nail it would be more likely to fall?

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