So in personal news, I will be moving once again into a new spot in June. Although the idea of moving just 9 months after I moved in feels a bit daunting, the excitement of going into a new space and making it my own all over again far surpasses anything else. The reason I am posting today about Ikea’s Expedit is because I own one myself and have been looking at different ideas on how to make it a stand out piece, not just an “Ikea piece.”
So this is the Expedit piece:
It comes in many different styles. This is a 4 by 4 because it has 4 rows length and width wise. I personally have the 2 by 4 which is fun because you can have it on it’s side or nice and tall.
Here are some fun ideas for making this piece a stand out one:
Islands are a gift in any home especially if they live on casters because you can move it around. These guys did a great job. The color is rad and the wood they used makes this piece look way more solid and upscale. So if you have a kitchen that could use that extra bit of storage and prep space, look no further. (source)
Ok, yea I could pretty much marry whoever made this. Way to take a sometimes cheap looking piece and turn it into an expensive and functional piece. What else can I say? I know a lot of labor went into it and they deserve all the credit. Oh and mounting it on the wall was brilliant. (source)
Nothing special was really done to this. Even those baskets are Ikea but I like the way they decorated it. It has that beachy/ shabby chic theme and they did it so right. (source)
Although I would do something else with the doors, I mainly wanted to share how useful these pieces could be for wall dividers. These guys made the piece look built-in but it is also possible to have it free standing and still look intentional and functional. (source)
Yea, this is another one that nearly made me cry. It’s a pretty simple thing to add some 2 by 4s to a piece of furniture and look at what a difference it makes in the space! (source)
Ok, this one will go in the books as my all time favorite. You clearly need to know someone who can do this etch work or hire them out but how beautiful is it? (source)
This was another simple update. Paint the insides of the bookcase to get your desired look. You can paint them all the same or get more creative with it. (source)
And finally, an entry way solution. Throw a few baskets and a cushion in and it’s the perfect hallway piece. (source)
I find myself spending a lot of time convincing clients that Ikea does not have to look cheap. That is always their main concern and I totally understand it. My point is that if you are on a budget and want something new, Ikea can be a very great solution. Find pieces that are functional and work with it to make it perfect for YOU!
Lastly, I just wanted to share that my business cards came in and I LOVE them. I got the recycled paper and I adore the way they feel and look.