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IN Creative ON 06 Mar, 2016
Hacks make our life simpler.
We are always on the lookout for some or the other easy tips to carry out things. They make the work to get done quickly thus, helping us save a lot of time. IKEA's 'Kallax' shelves are well-recognized by everyone probably.
Check out the way a family used plain IKEA shelves.
A bit of attention was required to be paid here. Maybe, it needed a shelf.
Three single Kallax shelving units were decided upon as they were quite flexible and the most affordable.
When everything was got and put together against the wall to check the way it looked, a fault was noticed. A few centimeters were forgotten to be measured by someone. Next to each other, the three shelves were too wide for about 3 cm. That means the door frame will find the last one hanging on it. Everyone agreed not to make it stay like that.
The last shelf will fit perfectly if you turn it sideways. Behind the other shelves, there is a little gap because they required to be pulled forward for meeting the other one. But, it wasn't cared for by anyone. Ideas started emerging to make the best use of this new surface.
Is a chalkboard wanted by the kids? Alright then! The edges can be taped. A good idea would be by using old CDs for forming cut-out corners.
Apply two coats rather than one because this makes the surface more robust and safe for the kids.
Then, the tape should be removed.
For the inclusive chalkboard and wonderful shelves.
Be it decorative pieces, important papers, photo albums. There was even enough space for miscellaneous articles or remnants.
It may not remain blank for long, though. The family has definitely been quite creative. Peaking into someone else's living room is always interesting. You get to learn new ways of doing up your own place.