You all know I’m mad for Ikea Expedits (c’mon Ikea, you know you want to host an Expedit giveaway on the blog of the bookcase’s biggest fan!). And it seems other folks are Expedit-nutty too, because a ton of folks end up at Dans le Townhouse because of my first love letter to the Expedit. My Artful Ikea Expedit Hack gets even more hits! Glad to know I’m among fellow fans.
Well, for those who heart the Expedit, I have a treat for you: a roundup of my favorite hacks! And don’t forget, if you have an Expedit you love (or have tried an Expedit hack) send me some pics for my next ode to the Expedit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most glamorous of all Expedit hacks, mirror added behind the bookcase makes it look surprisingly upscale.
|Design Manifest via Design*Sponge|
An elegant hack makes this Expedit look much more ordered and tidy. Plus – get this – there’s a flip down surface. What an ingenious, space saving idea.
It’s only a little tweak, but adding legs to an Expedit makes it seem much less bulky. I am also madly in love with the turquoise bird cage. I want a turquoise bird cage as an objet d’art.
These DIY’d doors, covered with a blown up photo, are completely mesmerizing. This project looks like it was so much work, but so worth it!
|The Open Shop|
This Ikea Expedit hack, with it’s DIY’d hinged doors made from plywood and MDF, looks very Parisian chic. Even though I love me some colour, the pared down colour palette of whites, black and earthy wood tones is so crisp and refreshing.
I found out about Mykea from a blog called Jeremyriad. Apparently, the new-to-me company can help customize your Ikea, so you could do a text-y version like this (you know I love text too). But I think some lettered stencils and either DIY’d or store bought bins/doors would create an equally cool look.