IKEA shelving hack - The Style Sisters

IKEA shelving hack

By The Style Sisters - Thursday, January 22, 2015

A simple addition of bead board to the back of my IKEA shelving unit and its a whole new piece!
IKEA shelving hack black and white dishes
Here is the shelving before with no back piece on it. My dishes just don't show up.
I went over to Lowes and bought a piece of bead board $20.00 and had them cut it to my specifications 36"wide x 76"high it left me with some large leftover pieces... I will find another use for those pieces. This is the back of the shelving unit before the board was put on.
Lowes bead board
We used small finish nails to attach the board to the back. This is back of the unit with board on it...sorry the pic is kinda funky with the lighting.
Within a few minutes... It was done!! No painting required!
IKEA shelving hack- the Style Sisters
I love the detailing and how it makes my cute dishes pop.
Remember how this looked in my red kitchen nook?
IKEA shelving hack- the style sisters
I have always loved white dishes and especially these lettered dishes from TJmaxx years ago. My lettered dishes look so cute in this lime green Tablescape
Black and white dishes- the style sisters
Black and white dishes- the style sisters
I love instant gratification projects!!
IKEA shelving hack- the Style sisters
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  1. I love it, looks fabulous and fabulous dishes too.

  2. Adding the bead board is a wonderful idea to do with any open backed shelving! Looks really good!

  3. Fabulous addition-it definitely helps showcase your lovely dishes. Jane

  4. That is such a great idea. The shelf looks so much prettier with the back on it. Love it!

  5. Wow! What an amazing transformation and so simply achieved! It looks great; lov eit!

  6. This looks amazing! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  7. Such a simple change to make a grand impact! looks fab!

  8. Love the way this turned out, it makes your dishes pop! Visiting from Inspire Me Monday.

  9. Great idea!!! I used that very same beadboard on a tea shelf I made a number of years ago now. It's up in our attic until I feel its time to pull out again, but I won't ever get rid of it. :) Really made everything pop that was put infront of it, just as you found out. Thanks for sharing at Share Your Style last week; happy to feature your post at Share Your Style #250. <3

    Stay well,
    Barb :)

  10. Oh my goodness, It was nice to see this post, as I used to visit you all the time, but haven't
    come across one of your posts in ages. Wow, that bead board made a huge difference...the shelving unit looks fabulous and has a whole new look, as you say. You did a great job styling it as well. Lovely. Don't you just love when you can make a simple change yet it makes such
    a difference. Hope you had a nice Easter.
    Blessings, Nellie



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