IKEA HACK.. FROM STOOL TO PLANT SHELF

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!
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 07, 2017
    Did you seal the shelf and bracket at all? And what creative project did you do with the elbows? I can see a tabletop plant stand from them. Best wishes 😇

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