Hallway Storage Solution: IKEA Eket Transformation by @crack_the_shutters

@crack_the_shutters has shared an #ikeahack that adds extra storage and a dash of charm to any hallway. She was among the first to try out the @diyherway pole wrap, and the IKEA Eket transformation outcome is stunning!

Materials Required

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • IKEA Eket unit
  • Pole wrap
  • Plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • Adhesive
  • Brad nails
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stain

The Makeover Process

STEP 1: Assemble the IKEA Eket Unit

Start by assembling the IKEA Eket unit in any combination that suits your space. Attach the units together.

STEP 2: Prepare the Pole Wrap

Measure and cut the pole wrap to size.

STEP 3: Create Plywood Arches

Using plywood, create four arches. Cut them out with a jigsaw and attach them to each end of the unit.

STEP 4: Attach the Pole Wrap

Apply adhesive to the pole wrap and attach it to the unit using brad nails.

STEP 5: Paint the Unit

If any part of the white unit is still visible, touch it up with a suitable shade of acrylic paint.

STEP 6: Prepare the Plywood Top

Curve the edges of a plywood top using a jigsaw.

STEP 7: Stain the Pole Wrap and Top

Finally, stain the pole wrap and plywood top with a stain of your choice.


That’s it! You now have a functional yet stylish hallway storage unit thanks to this creative IKEA hack by @crack_the_shutters. This project is a perfect example of how you can take a simple piece of furniture and turn it into something truly unique.