16 Awesome Ways to Hack the Ikea Spice Rack

Sometimes I think that Ikea items are like Legos. You can put them together in different ways to make something a little different and interesting.

That’s actually kind of the definition of a Hack, isn’t it?

The Bekvam Ikea Spice Rack is a perfect example. There are countless Ikea Spice Rack hacks across the internet. I found the 16 best ones.

Ikea Spice Rack Hacks You’ll Want to Try

Are you ready to hack? Some of these are using the spice rack in a creative way, some are decorating them in a useful way and others are literally flipping the spice rack on it’s head.

Add S Hooks to Hang Stuff

Here is one of the best ways to hack the Bekvam Spice Rack.

Flip it upside down and you’ve suddenly got a shelf with a bar to hang stuff of.

Add some S hooks like we see in this Instagram post from Skandi.hem and suddenly a whole bunch of stuff that used to be tossed wherever, will nilly, is neatly organized.

Linen Closet Organization

The back of the door, or the inside of the door, whatever this spot is called, is an excellent place to use some vertical storage as Hello Central Ave has done.

Because the Bekvam is such a slim profile it works perfectly in a small space like the bathroom linen closet.

You know you store all that stuff in your “linen” closet, too, don’t you?

Book Shelf for the Playroom

There’s two things I love here. I love that the spice rack is being used to store books in this kids playroom from Her Happy Home.

I also love the pretty pastel paint job.

Pretty and functional is a seriously awesome combination.

Toilet Paper Holder & Shelf

So this is a pretty genius hack from Ikea Hackers.

First of all, there’s space for two rolls of toilet paper. How brilliant is that?

Then there’s also a shelf for stuff that, you know, smells good. Just in case.

Industrial Spice Rack

The Inspired Hive has made the simple Bekvam spice rack into a whole new not so simple spice rack.

A little paint and some wire mesh and there’s suddenly a whole industrial thing going on.

I love how this is the first time in the post we’ve actually seen the spice rack used as a spice rack. Crafty people are the best.

Nail Polish Organizer

This is awesome for the nail salon and I’m pretty sure the nail salon I went to used this same method as This Mom’s Gonna Snap.

I say went to because I’ve given up on doing nails. It’s just not my thing. I can’t keep up with it. And when my nails are done I feel this pressure to wear something other than yoga pants.

But if you’re into nails and have a million bottles of polish, this is a great storage solution!

Cutting Board Storage

The ends of the cabinets are always kind of a waste of space. Depending on how much room you have, the super slim Bekvam might serve you well.

In this post on Ikea Hackers it’s being used as a cutting board organizer.

My only worry with putting something on the end of my cabinet is how many weeks would it take me to stop walking into it? You know for the muscle memory to kick in that there’s a thing there that didn’t used to be?

Tiny Person Wardrobe

Piper and Poppies have got the right idea with this adorable little valet/wardrobe for their tiny person.

It’s the spice rack flipped upside down again so you’ve got a shelf for tiny shoes and some decor.

And on the hanging bar is a few days worth of outfits for baby.

Or one day’s worth of outfits if you’re babies really messy. As babies are.

Jewelry Display

This time at Cupcait, the spice rack is used right side up, just as Ikea intended it.

The hack is that it’s been decked out with some hooks to hang your super pretty necklaces.

Now the necklaces have become part of your decor in your bedroom or closet. Pretty awesome, right?

Decoupaged Spice Rack

I like the pale wood of the spice rack but if you want to try something a little different without dragging out the paint and paint brushes, why not decoupage it?

That’s what Very Legendaryee has done her.

You can take that minimal looking shelf and turn it shabby chic with some mod podge and the right paper napkin.

Key Rack w/ Additional Shelf

I love this idea from Ikea Hackers for turning the spice rack into a key rack.

It’s a great idea for a tiny entry. You do need a place to put your keys, no matter how small your entry is. This is an essential for a happy organized home.

Because you can’t have a happy home when you’re screaming at everyone to help find your cars at 7:30am.

Hair Product Storage

This is a genius idea from Ikea Hackers.

I like to think I’m pretty minimal with my hair product needs, but even the few things I do use end up cluttering up the bathroom counter really, really fast.

And I don’t have to wait for the blow dryer and flat iron to cool off before I can shove them back in a drawer safely. This solves that problem.

Tiny Nightstand

You really don’t need a lot of space for a night stand. If you don’t need a light, then this little spice rack turned night stand is just perfect.

A book, a cup of water and those cute little hanging bins are going to be plenty of storage by the bed for your child.

Pantry Storage

If you have a pantry then you know it is a god send.

But you also know that things tend to lurk for years in the way back of the pantry.

This hack of the spice rack helps solve that problem by creating stepped storage for your canned goods. You get to actually see all of your stuff.

Makeup Storage

Not unlike my hair product problem, I swear I don’t have a ton of makeup, but what I do have always ends up all over the countertop.

Sometimes I just take it all with me into the car and do my makeup there, but this is a much better solution.

This makeup storage hack from Ikea Hackers is it. Everything is close by and easy to see so you can quickly pick through and put your face on.

Pick Your Shoes Up

This is a pretty brilliant hack of the humble spice rack.

Getting your shoes off the floor is immediately going to make your home look tidier and more organized.

You do want that, don’t you?

How Will You Hack Your Bekvam?

I’ve given you 16 ideas for organizing your home a little bit with the versatile spice rack from Ikea.

How will you hack it?