So many IKEA products can be hacked, and that includes small items that IKEA sells such as the Bekvam spice rack! This simple, yet pretty, little storage shelf can be turned into, and used for, so many brilliant things for your home!
The Bekvam spice rack is a natural birch wood rack, designed by IKEA to hold jars of spices. It is a simple, yet beautiful, Nordic style rack.
But this lovely inexpensive rack can be used for so much more than just spices. It can be hacked, as in painted, covered in decorative paper, decoupaged, and more.
The Bekvam spice rack can be used in any and every room of your home – your kitchen, your bathroom, your kids rooms and more.
Bekvam can be turned into a shelf for any reason. It can be used as an entryway organizer, for book shelves, jewelry, make-up, nail polish and more.
Here below is the IKEA Bekvam spice rack as it comes. So you can get an idea of what the basic rack looks like, straight from the store! Now take a look at all those hacks and uses! Here are 14 ways that the Bekvam spice rack can be hacked, or used throughout your home!
Bekvam Keyholder DIY
If you need a key holder and a place to store small items in your entrance hallway, the Bekvam spice rack can make a really amazing key holder storage shelf.
In this DIY hack cup hooks are added for keys, and the rack is painted to match existing home decor. You don’t even need to paint the rack if you don’t want to. Leaving it as it comes is a great Scandi design look for your home also!
This use of the spice rack creates much needed storage and organization in a high traffic area in your home – your entryway. See the DIY tutorial right here
Study Space or Craft Area with Pegboard
In this amazing hack, the Bekvam spice rack is being used as shelves together with a pegboard. This creates great organization and storage space in a kid’s room or office in your home. It can also be used to create a useful crafting space in your home.
The racks here are painted, and then really easily mounted onto the pegboard. The racks can be used as is, or painted for more and more decor and design options. You can see the full DIY tutorial right here.
Kids Book Shelves
Bekvam spice racks make great book shelves. They especially make great kids book shelves because they can be painted and turned into something special looking, to fit in with any nursery or kids room decor.
The great thing about using Bekvam for book shelves also is that these shelves make books so accessible to kids. Kids can see the books they want, and very easily access them! Plus you have some really great looking book shelves! You can see the full DIY here.
Craft Storage Racks
If you are stuck for how to store all your crafting supplies, this is a fantastic way to use the Bekvam spice rack!
You can store ribbons, or anything at all in these shelves. These shelves would also work great for storing Washi tape. This is such a perfect solution for storage and organization for all your supplies! The racks will fit on the back of doors, or can be mounted as shelving in the open.
Industrial Farmhouse Spice Racks
If you love farmhouse and/or industrial decor, this hack turns the plain Bekvam spice rack into something completely different.
This hack involves painting the racks, and adding metal netting. If you still want to use the Bekvam spice rack as a spice rack, with a difference, this is the hack for you! You can see the full hack right here.
Built-In Spice Rack
This hack takes several Bekvam spice racks and mounts them directly onto kitchen cabinets. it creates a great spice storage area, that is not only functional, it also looks great.
This is just one way to use those Bekvam spice racks in your kitchen. They can also be mounted on your walls, inside your cupboards and cabinets and more. See the tutorial right here.
Related: Farmhouse Style IKEA Hacks
Kids Clothing Hanger
In this hack, Bekvam in turned into a really handy clothing rack hanger for kids clothes! It is just the right size to hang several small outfits, and also has a handy shelf too!
This is a great example of repurposing Bekvam to be used for something completely different than its original intention. See it right here.
Nail Polish Rack
This is a great use for all those nail polishes you may have laying around at home! It almost seems like this rack was made for nail polish bottles! It is just the right size!
You could mount these inside a cabinet, or mount them directly on the wall for easy access. How else are you going to store all those bottles of nail polish! See the hack right here.
This is a pretty amazing way to use Bekvam! Here it is being used in a closet for cameras and camera equipment storage! This just goes to show the versatility of Bekvam!
This is a great example of how well those racks can be used inside cupboards and cabinets. They make great shelving, but as there is a bar that runs across the shelf it keeps items safe and protected from falling over and out. Which is ideal for delicate items such as camera equipment. See it here!
Above the Bed Book Shelves
This is another great way to use Bekvam for shelves other than for spices! Here is another hack using it for bookshelves. This time this is over the bed, so favorite books can be stored close to hand!
The shelves themselves are small and compact, so they fit neatly into any space for easy accessibility. See it here.
More Book Shelves!
Here is Bekvam used again as book shelves in a kids room. Using several racks, mounted in a pattern, really looks stylish, as well as being so effective in storing much loved books. See it here.
Recipe Book Racks
Here is another great way to use Bekvam – by turning them into wall mounted recipe book racks. These fit easily onto the end of cabinets, to create space and storage where it didn’t exist before!
It can be so difficult to find a place to store your recipe books in your kitchen usually, so this is a great way to do it. They look great, and now your recipe books will always be to hand! See it here.
Bathroom Organizer Shelf
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This is a very unique way to use the Bekvam spice rack! It makes a handy magazine rack, come storage unit for your bathroom!
For those of you who like to spend a lot of time in your bathrooms, this could be just what you need! There isn’t much to this hack. The rack has just been mounted upside down!
Here the Bekvam spice rack is being used as a plant holder. Because it is so compact it can fit on any wall or surface. It is light too, which means that even if you place plants on it, it won’t get too heavy.
It is just the right size to keep succulent planters, and some larger plants than those too. Mount one or several together, including spaced out in patterns for even more decor variety.
As you can see from all these amazing hacks, the Bekvam spice rack is a wonderful product that IKEA sells. It is made even more wonderful by being hacked, and used for far more than just storing spices!
The Bekvam spice rack can be purchased in stores from IKEA, or online from IKEA, Amazon even sells some of them (they are not sold directly by IKEA on Amazon). Purchase a few of these handy little shelves next time you are in IKEA, and use them throughout your home!
So many IKEA products can be hacked, and that includes small items that IKEA sells such as the Bekvam spice rack! This simple, yet pretty, little storage shelf can be turned into so many brilliant things for your home!