Before & After: A New Side to IKEA's Expedit

Before & After: A New Side to IKEA's Expedit

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Dabney Frake
Sep 16, 2013

Krys saw potential in Ikea's popular Expedit shelf, and not just as vertical storage. When flipped horizontally, the unit fit perfectly in an awkward space in Krys' dining room. Now, if she could only make it look like it belonged there and had a purpose…

By modifying other simple upholstery projects she'd seen online (including a headboard and seat cushion), Krys custom created a restaurant-style dining banquette that's cute, cozy, and packs extra storage. If you want to see how Krys improvised as she went along, head over to her blog, Melodrama, for the blow by blow.

Great job Krys! Another IKEA hack well done….

(Images: Krys Melo)

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