Today I am here to share an IKEA hack that I recently completed. I was working at Ida Red and really needed some more stylish hanging space for all of their cool, unique t-shirts. They had plenty of rolling racks (boring and not stylish) and they also had plenty of space for folded shirts. They were using a couple of Ikea’s Expedit bookcases to store the folded shirts. You know, the ones that look like this.
While it held a lot of shirts, the space often looked disheveled as people would sift through the shirts to find their size. So, I converted this folded shirt space into hanging shirt space.
I removed all the shelves on the inside of the bookcase leaving the thick outer “shell” in tact. I wanted to make sure the new rack was stable so I added (2) 2X12 boards towards the top and bottom of the piece. This also added shelf space and a beautiful wood tone to the piece. After that, Tim installed a galvanized pipe and the rack was ready to go!
Although most people don’t put much effort into their closets (because no one sees them), I think this would be a really beautiful rack to have even at home. Do you have a closet that looks like a space you actually want to hang out in? If so, I would love to see it!