Shelf Update | Ikea Kellax Hack

ikea kallax hack white leaf rubber tree ikea shelf foot detail
shia lebeouf quote
 labradorite for creativity
I've been talking about updating my space with a kind of midcentury modern feel, along with natural colors and elements to bring out some extra calm. It's been a challenge to de-clutter my space, but I'm getting there slowly but surely. Featured are some of my favorite items, including some of my own artwork and pieces from craft fairs and lovely online shops!

To update my Ikea kallax shelving unit, I used this DIY. I definitely recommend following the instructions (though I didn't put a back on my shelf like she did.) When I started out, I made the mistake of just trying to drill holes in the unit and not use the hardware plates from the tutorial. The hardware makes it so much easier!

  • brown glazed planter (similar) - HomeGoods 
  • blue striped vase - Target 
  • plant - variegated rubber tree 
  • silver "Newport" frame - Framebridge
  • cat portrait - The Paper Gnome 
  • hammered copper frame (similar) - Michael's
  • Shia LaBeouf Quote Print - Handmade (will be in my shop shortly!) 
  • lovers print - Colin Frangicetto Art
  • Lichtenstein inspired comic painting - painted myself
  • "Margot" wax warmer - Scentsy
  • paintbrush holder - vintage find
  • woven basket - craft show find (similar)
  • floral basket - Target (old)
  • labradorite stones - purchased at various gemstone expos

Are you thinking of updating your space?
What's your favorite style of decor?


  1. i love it. simple & clean. seems like such a calm space to be in :)

  2. OMG this look so gorgeous!!!

  3. I would seriously bye the Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams print!

  4. I love what you did with that shelf! I would have never thought to do something like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Cool! I would have guessed that shelf was a thrift store find, it's so mid-century classic! Decluttering is a constant challenge for me. I seem to accumulate stuff that I "need" at the time...then it sets on the shelf.

  6. This looks amazing!! I am just about to start finally putting my office in order and have been looking at the ikea shelves! I love this look and might have to try! Bookmarked!

    xo Ashley

  7. I love this! It looks SO good and it's been decorated so prettily too.

  8. I love what you've done with this shelf! I'm always in awe of those that hack Ikea furniture, such talent. Thank you for sharing.


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