Simple DIY Hobby Lobby shelf for a fraction of the price of a IKEA look alike!

simple diy shelf | Ikea look alike

If you don’t have an IKEA near you or you have a budget in mind this Simple DIY Shelf | IKEA look a like is for you! I had this vision in my head for my daughter’s shelves but the ones I kept seeing that I loved were from IKEA.

Our IKEA is 2 hours away and thats not always ideal when you have two littles that aren’t particularly fond of longer car rides. So I was determined to recreate those shelves on my own but I wasn’t willing to pay more than the IKEA ones.

I searched high and low for these IKEA BURHULT / EKBY VALTER look alike. Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target &  Walmart didn’t have anything that came close to what I was looking for. Everything that I priced out was well close to $100.

Simple DIY shelf | ikea look alike
Simple DIY shelf | ikea look alike

Then I checked Hobby Lobby, the DIY holy grail! Hobby Lobby has a whole section of raw wood items. From shelves to wood boxes and crates. Finally I was able to find exactly what I was looking for. Best yet it was 40% off.

simple diy shelf | ikea look alike

Watch the video below to see the whole process of painting and styling these shelves! In the video you will also learn what not to do & learn from my mistakes lol!


simple diy shelf | ikea look alike

Listed below are all the supplies I used for this remodel. Must of these I actually already had laying around the house & you might too.



There you have it! If you have any questions about anything you can leave a comment down below or head to my INSTAGRAM and direct message me or leave me a comment there. Also if you missed my youngest closet makeover you can CLICK HERE!

Don’t forget to watch the video up above if you haven’t already to see more of this Simple DIY Shelf project. Also if you want to see more of my projects in real time, follow me on Instagram because I always try to show them in my stories as I do them!

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