Friday, 13 January 2017


If you're as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, you may have seen lots of IKEA hacks. In other words, things things from IKEA that have been changed slightly.  Well, here's our IKEA hack.

We've had our floating shelves in our living room, for well, it seems forever. Maybe 10 years or more, absolutely nothing wrong with them, but I felt like they're slightly dated.
This was how they looked. Like I say, nothing really wrong, I just felt they looked harsh. 

Simon, took them off the wall, and down to his workshop, where he fitted architrave around the outside edges, with wood glue and nails.  

I then got to work with the paint, and voila.

All done, and back in place. 


  1. They look so good.It really changes them. What a difference it makes 😃

  2. I love the effect created by the 'softer' edging.
    Great bit of alteration by Simon.
    Toni xx

  3. They look fantastic! That last photo really shows off their new look to perfection.

  4. Great job giving those shelves an update!!

  5. They look great, he did a good job xx

  6. Love this idea. I've heard of the Ikea Hacks, but always wondered what could be done as most of the furniture has a gloss finish.



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