Painting Ikea Lack floating shelves


I recently painted a set of floating shelves from Ikea. I was definitely being lazy, but I didn’t want to deal with painting one side at a time while waiting for it to dry.


So for a quick hack I built myself a little mounting platform like below. I just cut a strip of wood a little less thick than the shelf and screwed it and the bracket to a ‘base’

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This let me slide the shelf onto the mount vertically and then I could paint all sides of the shelf in one go. This made the whole process pretty easy!

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