How many of you have something similar to this sitting around your house. Pantry? Garage? Closet?
Well for about $10.00 you can turn it into a beautiful piece of functional furniture.
Here is what you need:
2 x lattice strips 8′ (Usually in the fence lumber department the are about 1/4″ thick x 1.5″wide)
5 x 1×3’s @ 8′
Metal Spray Paint
Metal Shelving Unit ( I used an HYLLIS Ikea Shelf)
First, use steel wool and scuff up the entire surface of the metal shelving unit.
Using the directions on the spray paint, paint the entire shelf unit.
Next cut the 1×3’s to fit your shelf.
If you are using and Ikea HYLLIS unit:
16 (1×3’s) @ 23.5″
2 (lattice) @ 55.5″
Once cut, sand all 18 pieces, then stain. (They will be glued in place, so you can be lazy and only sand and stain one side, I did.)
Once the stain is dry take your choice of construction glue ( I favor Liquid nails), simply glue the slats down. Yes, just put some glue on the back of your boards and place directly on the metal shelf. Repeat on all tiers.
If you are using the HYLLIS shelf, there will be about and 1/8″ gap in between each board.
I used the lattice slats, as a stabilizer as well as aesthetics. I like the look of it!
I cut the lattice strips on a 25ish degree angle. I simply attached to unit with screws.
There you have it folks, a high end looking shelf for a fraction of the cost. Another thing I love about this, it is completely customize to your own color schemes! You can use any stain color and/or spray paint color. The possibilities are endless!