Ikea GORM – perfect shelving kit for the non builder

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 4 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors


I’m addicted to Ikea Gorm shelving. There, I said it.

Ikea GORM instructions via Funky Junk Interiors

This system is price efficient, easy to put together, and can be customized 101 different ways. So if you desire to get super organized, this is my vote hands down! 

The only thing left to do is book a day to take in Ikea. Tough job, I know.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

blogging desk area

playroom storage

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

junk storage wall

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

linen closet

Now let me show you just how easy this is to assemble. Trust me. Even if you don’t know your way around tools, YOU can do this.

about the kit

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

It comes as an expandable kit so it’s easy to get just what you need.

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Whoops! Wrong kit!  I hate returns. :)

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

All hardware and instructions are there. Some even come with their own little allen wrenches.

But do check to ensure they are there before you leave the store. Sometimes this stuff falls off.

Installing an Ikea Gorm shelving kit via Funky Junk Interiors

Solid paintable pine, predrilled holes, precut to size. What’s not to love?

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Predrilled holes also allows for your system to be fully adjustable.

Gotta love the option to change your mind.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

The shelves come in two different depths so you can choose your level of storage.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Unlike most like minded kits at big box stores, with this one you can get extension kits that make your shelving reach to the ceiling.

Triple cool!

helpful tools

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

I generally put the allen wrenches aside (if your kit comes with them) and grab more substantial tools.

Ratchets work and sound really cool but this next method is WAY easier.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

A cordless drill with the right bit is definitely my preferred choice.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

how to assemble

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

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An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Done.

installing in your area


An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors


I chose a closet for this project.

The deeper shelf was the perfect fit.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Fair warning. As this product ages, it darkens. So if you love the blondish pine tone, I’d suggest to stain or paint it before installing. But I wanted it done 3 years ago, so up it went as is.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

You CAN do this all yourself like I did, but if you had a 2nd pair of hands handy, it’s easier.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

The unit was built inside the room it was staying in. I attached legs on one side first, then flipped it over and did the other. The 2nd set of shelving was installed with this unit standing up.

Tip:

* leave enough height between the bottom shelf and floor for easy cleaning

shelf position

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

left end

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

middle join if extending

If creating a side by side unit, ensure you select the right hole for the joining side.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Keep all screws loose until all shelves and all posts have been assembled. 

Then tighten the works up.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Felt liners (not included) will protect your floors.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Bracing the back is important to stabilize the unit. The kit comes with it’s own metal braces or you can create your own with wood planks like I did for my office if desired.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

Predrilling holes makes the job abit easier but wasn’t 100% necessary in this case.

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

And the finished shelving in place.

I left the top empty so I could pack it full of bulk pillows, etc.

messy closet

An easy to assemble shelving kit you will adore! Ikea GORM, I love you. And 3 ways I've used it in my home. via Funky Junk Interiors

An instant linen and games room closet was born!

The nice thing about this unit is it can be dismantled anytime you wish.

painting the unit

painting Ikea GORM shelving

bracing Ikea GORM shelving

Here’s a post on how I built the blog office Gorm shelving. Note the reclaimed lumber braces I attached instead of what came with the kit.

Now I need a unit for my craft area… yes, I’m most certainly out of control.

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  1. Very nice projects!!! A lot of people make it their New Year’s resolution to get more organized…hopefully, this will give some the inspiration they’ve been looking for.

  2. That really is fabulous! I’m sending the link to my hubby. I’ll head it…hint hint! We sure could use some more shelves! You never have enough! Thanks for taking the time to show us the ‘how to’!

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  4. I love this shelving too! We first bought ours about 13 years ago…It has moved with us from England to Arizona to Italy to New Mexico and now here to New Hampshire! It’s gone from craft room to garage to craft room, etc. We’ve added a few more units to our collection along the way. I’m in the middle of taking one apart and rearranging my craft area right now. I think I’m going to move it around the corner in the basement to use it for Christmas and other storage and get something else for my craft area.

  5. I need more storage in the basement…this looks like it will be perfect! I had asked my husband if he had any more of the industrial shelving, he said he just turned some down and couldn’t remember from who…I better plan a day to Ikea! (as if I could ever say no to that store! lol) Thanks Donna, this post came at the perfect time.
    Debbie :)

  6. Wow! Awesome project you are having here. You are making misses IKEA … in this little town I live in now do not have IKEA : )but perhaps I can use other “junks” around for my home. You inspired me. Thank you.

  7. Oh how I love me some IKEA!!! I wish there was one closer to us… we have to drive an hour and 30 minutes to get to ours. We love to eat dinner there and get the meatballs and lingen berries! YUM!! They also have some great hand towels for the kitchen right now! LOVE!!! Anyways.. love what you’ve done with all those shelves!! I may need to get some for the boys’ rooms! Hmmmm… IKEA trip?… I think so! Hugs!!!

  8. I LOVE Ikea! I’ve never looked at these shelves twice, but seeing them in your home is really inspiring! Now I’m totally going to look at them and think about if I could use them somewhere.

  9. Hi, lovely site :)
    Did you nail the units to the wall to keep them stable?
    I can’t do that in my home and want to make sure that they’ll hold…….

  10. Can you please tell me what kind of paint you used on your Gorm shelving unit? And, how many coats did it need? I’m thinking of getting one for extra storage in my kitchen and would love to paint it a fun color, but I have no idea what kind of paint to use and how much. Thanks!