When on the hunt for ultimate simplicity, even the most basic piece of IKEA furniture can occasionally have too much going on. Most of the hacks that pique people's Pinterest involve adding to existing structures -- not removing -- but The Sweet Beast Blog needed to do a little minus'ing to get their desired plus.
The goal was to build the perfect entryway table, one that featured enough height to house something big on the bottom. The SVALBO had everything -- except enough room for a pair of pumps -- so addition by subtraction came into play. It was more involved than just omitting the bottom shelf itself, though. The stylish reverse "dip" paint job made sure this SVALBO hack wasn't just salvaged (svalvaged?), it was a transformed.