DIY – Fabric Covered Ikea Expedit

I have a few white Ikea Expedit shelving units that have been with me for quite some time and I was trying to find a way to revive them.  The white color made all the scratches and scuff marks even more noticeable.  While shopping for fabric on fabrics.com I came across an eye catching print that matched the rest of my decor.  After cutting the fabric to size and folding the unfinished edges under, I used my trusty multipurpose spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the outside of the shelving unit.  In no time, the shelves had a whole new look and some color to break up the all white furniture.  I plan on having some plexiglass cut to size at my local hardware store and placing it atop the units to give it a more “finished” look.  The plexiglass will also help the fabric last longer by avoiding direct wear and tear.

 

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I’ve finally assembled the storage doors and boxes that fit inside the Ikea storage cubes.  The plexiglass finishes it off perfectly! I apologize the pictures aren’t the greatest due to the lighting in the room (another item on the to do list). Now I can hide most of my crafting tools and extra yarn inside my chic “cabinet”.

 

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