The Clever IKEA BEKVAM Spice Rack Hack You'll Want To Use In Your Entryway

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When it comes to entryways, there are limited options for storage, especially if you have a small one. Thankfully, a nifty hack by @our_bears_home on TikTok shows how you can transform an Ikea BEKVÄM spice rack to upgrade your entryway; whether you're looking to add some extra storage or put on a decorative display, you have plenty of options. As you're using an Ikea spice rack, this hack should turn out to be incredibly budget-friendly, with the rack costing only $6.99 from Ikea. While there may be additional costs, it will all depend on what you want to do with it, and you may find it a much cheaper alternative versus buying a more expensive shelf from a store.

Besides being a relatively cheap hack, the spice rack looks just like a wooden shelf, so you won't have to worry about it looking out of place. You can customize it exactly how you like, making it suitable for any interior and even to spruce up a boring hallway. All you have to do is add it to your space, and you're ready to go, which we'll break down for you step by step below.

Purchase an IKEA BEKVAM spice rack

First, you'll want to arm yourself with an Ikea BEKVÄM spice rack, scotch tape, and stick magnets, which you can buy online or in-store. If you want your magnets to have a lot of holding strength, then get these Neodymium magnets from Amazon for $6.24. Once you have everything you need, start by taking your spice rack and measuring how much scotch tape you'll need for the back of the shelf, and cut it to size. Apply it on the side facing the wall before pushing your magnets on the underside with their adhesive. If you're struggling to get them on, you can always try using a strong adhesive like E6000 glue and wait for it to dry. With your design complete, you can now attach it to your wall in your entryway, wherever you see best fit, whether on a blank space for decor or next to your coats.

Once it's in place, you can put whatever you want onto the shelf section, including books, jars of coins, pictures, or house plants. When it comes to the magnet part, you can use them to store keys, which is useful if you have several pairs with no suitable storage. Simply pop them near the magnet and go. Alternatively, you can always flip it and utilize it to store any glasses or sunglasses you have. However, there are plenty of other ways to customize this hack aside from what is shown in the TikTok.

Customizing your IKEA BEKVAM spice rack

One way you could customize your spice rack for your entryway is by painting it, whether white for a modern look or a pastel blue for something subtle yet striking. Other options include adding hooks to the design to hang things or even some LED strip or puck lights on the underside so you can see your keys in the dark. You can purchase some battery-operated puck lights off Amazon for $9.99. In addition, you could even measure up and cut to size a couple of small pieces of wood to create a box-like structure inside the shelf, which you could use to store random household items such as packets of mints, cash, or anything else you may need when going out of the house. For some extra organization, consider adding labels so you know which key is which at a glance.

However, there are some potential issues to keep in mind with this hack. The first is whether the scotch tape will be strong enough to securely adhere to your wall and stay in place, particularly if you add heavy items. While it may be okay for light items, you may want to try other methods if you're putting something of a more substantial weight on there. To combat this, you could instead use wall plugs, screws, and a drill to ensure it stays in place. Likewise, to save money, you could also consider DIY'ing this entire hack yourself with upcycled wood.