Today, I am really excited to share the first stage of my bedroom makeover. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had some projects underway to make my bedroom feel a bit more me. I am happy to report that they are going great! I am not quite ready to share the full room but I am really excited to show some of the progress ?

Hyllis IKEA Hack Shelving Unit

The shelves are inspired by a post about a really awesome IKEA hack that I saw on Apartment Therapy forever ago. The original post is here. The original version has two lower shelves and then utilizes the top as a third shelf. I altered the design to have four lower shelves and the top acting as a fifth shelf. This meant adding an additional shelf to the IKEA Hyllis. I used five shelves total to fill the full width of my room. The room isΒ a little over 10′ wide and I uses two 5.5″ boards side-by-side for the shelf connectors.

[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Step_1

Step 1: Cut shelf extensions to desired height

[/column]

[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Step_1

Step 2: Sand the ends of the pieces and drill holes to attach.

[/column]

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Step_2

Step 3: Assemble the Hyllis and add the additional levels.

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Supplies

Step 4: Spray-paint the metal, is used the Rustoleum hammered metal finish in black. Cut your boards to size and stain.

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Assembled

Step 5: Put everything together! The boards connect the three separate shelves to make them appear to be full-width.

Bedroom_makeover_Shelving_Assembled