Years ago, IKEA's super cheap (a mere $4) BEKVAM spice rack began making appearances repurposed in children's rooms to hold and display books. The idea caught fire and they've become practically de rigueur in kids' rooms. But there's no reason this versatile little shelf should be relegated to holding spices and books.
1. (Above) Create the ultimate office space by pairing the BEKVAM – painted in your favorite color of course – with a peg board backdrop. (Bondville)
2. Take the BEKVAM to the bathroom and give yourself some extra storage – rooms sprays, candles, and fresh flowers on top, and good ole TP on the bottom. (Ikea Hackers)
3. Or head into the bedroom and use it as a pendant light holder and bedside shelf. (Apartment Therapy)
4. If you're going to stick to the kid-room basics, at least throw in an extra step before you display your favorite nursery books. Add a pop of color with craft paint to add cohesion to the space. (kidsroomideas.net)
5. This homeowner loves having glasses near the fridge and the BEKVAM racks were just the right size for her (probably also IKEA) drinking glasses. (The Painted House)
6. If you don't mind giving away your beauty secrets, a few of these racks can hold plenty of grooming supplies in a bathroom. (Serena Kelly)
7. Hung upside down the rack becomes a clothing hanger, especially good for small children's clothes (Piper & Poppies)
8. A crafting studio gets organized by mounting BEKVAMS to hold a large collection of ribbon. (7 Layer Studio)
9. Need a small towel rack? An inverted BEKVAM offers that as well as a little room on top for storage or display. (Jami Day Colon)
10. Here, two racks hold diapering supplies in a nursery. (Ikea Hackers)
11. This isn't even in a nail salon – the homeowner just really, really likes nail polish. (This Mama's Gonna Snap)
12. Perhaps closest to their intended use, the relatively small scale of the BEKVAMs makes them perfectly suited as shelves for play kitchens. (Little Blue Boo)
And, a note for readers living in IKEA dry zones – you can always purchase the BEKVAM online.
Re-edited from a post originally published 2.11.14 – AL