Interior designer Kristina Steinmetz has provided an excellent alternative to throwing out old IKEA bed slats by reusing them in the form of a shelf.
By simply hanging up these bed slats on a wall, they can function as a quirky storage area. While they do not jut out as a shelf would, they provide an excellent "hanger" for a variety of items -- including magazines, shoes, lights, towels, plants, cooking utensils, purses and even jewelry. The fashionable DIY shelf can be used for storing almost any relatively lightweight item the user needs to put away and as a result can save space while making a statement.
The slats can be bought on their own for an affordable price, or they can be reused from an IKEA bed that the user no longer needs, making this an efficient and stylish addition to any area of the home.