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February 6, 2013

Reader Project: Another Expedit Hack

I think my Artful Expedit Hack might be one of my favorite DIY projects because:

A. It was easy (and fun!).
B. It was inexpensive.
C. It solved a problem (ugly binders I wanted to hide, but not with expensive Ikea doors).
D. I found a new place for DIY art (I'm running out of wall space).
E. I look at it every freaking day (and it makes me smile).

I shared a reader's super chic burlap version of the hack not too long ago, and here is a different (unexpected!) version:


Kayla was inspired by my hack but decided to just use the canvases as purchased.  I love that my idea saved her a bundle on Expedit "doors".  Bonus points for the sweet kitty (kitty not included).


Have you hacked any Ikea?  Do share!
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  1. I always loved yours, and this is a cute twist!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny!
      Hers looks so clutter-free and clean, I love her take.

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  2. I'm going to use an Expedit in my new bathroom, but I'm going to take the lazy way out and buy several of the Knipsa baskets to store the things I don't want to show.

    Kayla's white version of your hack is really neat and clean.

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    1. Baskets are such a good idea for a bathroom. I'd call that clever, not lazy!

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  3. I do love a good ikea hack! I did this lack hack ottoman a little bit ago
    http://interiorsbykenz.com/ikea-lack-hack-ottoman/

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    1. Your Ikea hack is gorgeous! I love the idea and the two paired side by side look perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. aawwww, I wish the kitty was included :) This is an awesome idea

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  5. Love the clean, uncluttered look of this. Every time I attempt clean and uncluttered I end up with either an empty room or 20 throw pillows. I'm just a girl of extremes, I guess.

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    1. Haha, I know! It's tricky to find a balance between homey & empty. Sometimes the townhouse seems empty in photos but that's because it's so small, so I'm trying to keep it looking airy and not bogged down by stuff. But this Expedit is really uncluttered and I love it!

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  6. i love this hack! do you instructions on how to hang the canvases?

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    1. Hi Julia, yes I do! This is my original post with super clear instructions and photos:

      http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca/2011/11/my-artful-ikea-expedit-hack.html

      Then I did a second one with solid turquoise canvases:

      http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca/2014/04/artful-expedit-hack-20.html

      If you try this project, I'd love to see!

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