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IKEA HACK.. FROM STOOL TO PLANT SHELF

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Hi Hometalkers!

Its been a while since I shared an IKEA HACK with you all..truth be told.. its been a while since Ive done a trip to IKEA. Mine is about 45 min away from where I live so it kind of always ends up as a road trip.. a fun road trip though of course!

On my last trip to IKEA I bought far too many of the IKEA FROSTA stools... (no idea why, my brain goes to pots when I'm in that store) . I couldn't be bothered to exchange it or even sell it on... so I decided to repurpose it instead!


I decided to make CUTE shelves for my numerous indoor plants! (By the way did you catch my previous post where I used kraft paper to make planter bags?)



Ill show you how I did this!

I started off by cutting the seating in half using a circular saw (you can also do this with a jigsaw but make sure you measure and mark first to get the line straight)
Next, make holes in the center of each semi circle. You can do this using a hole drill (for exact drill size measurements please see my full blog post at the link at the bottom of this post)
You then need to make brackets for each of these 'shelves'. Cut two of the legs to the length of each shelf
And nail/glue in place
Leave to dry overnight and attach to you wall using wall plugs and screws .

Add your plant and voila!


A lot of people asked about drainage... visit the blog link below to see how I tackled this!

Fancy browsing some more of my IKEA HACK ideas...click here to see them all!

To see more: http://grillo-designs.com/ikea-frosta-hack-diy-planter-shelf/

  • Craig Adams
    Craig Adams
    on Jun 7, 2017

    That is kind of cool. Ikea also sells corner shelves that I think this would work perfect for

  • Carole White
    Carole White Canada
    on Jun 7, 2017

    So cute!!! Thanks for sharing this great idea :)

  • Lavonne
    Lavonne Suwanee, GA
    on Jun 7, 2017

    I think buying the Ikea stool is overkill. You can buy pre-cut circles and appropriate wood strips at any building supply store.

  • Theduke1234
    Theduke1234
    on Jun 7, 2017

    This is a really cute idea..........although, maybe you should put a pot with a drain lid on the bottom???

  • Maude  LaFountain
    Maude LaFountain Kopperl, TX
    on Jun 7, 2017

    What a cute Idea ...Love it ....Lavonne she had said she bought them and didn't know why but then she decided to use them for this post ...yes you can buy all that you stated at any building supply store but why do that if you have these that you can use and save money and a trip to another store ....like you I would buy what I needed to make these from the Building supply store but for her this was her way of using what she had on hand and I say she did a dang good job of it

    • Maude  LaFountain
      Maude LaFountain Kopperl, TX
      on Jun 8, 2017

      I just tell it like it is and she really had no cause to be that way ...you explained why you made your shelves the way you did and she was just being well very rude about it ......I love what you did with something you already had ,...that's they way I roll when I DYI .....and you are so welcome ....

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