In one of our favorite sustainable DIY stories yet, Kristy found three IKEA Kallax 2x2 shelving units on a local resale site. The shelves were in rough shape, but she fixed them up and gave them a second chance as a totally new, useful piece of furniture using Loctite adhesive and a fresh coat of paint.
IKEA Cabinets - Kristy Letterly (@designingparkside)
Watch Kristy’s process in the video below.
See how she did it in this written, step-by-step breakdown.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 2 or more shelves in need of a second life - Kristy used 3 pre-owned Kallax shelves originally from IKEA (do we need to backlink to Ikea if we reference them? What are the rules around this?)
- Optional: Cabinet doors
- Loctite® Power Grab Ultimate Crystal Clear Construction Adhesive
- Cabinet-grade furniture paint in a color of your choice
- Castor wheels
- New hardware