Friday, 6 July 2012

Ikea Hackers expedit drawers

We are finally getting to fitting out our not-so-new-anymore home extension with furniture & adding a few personal touches.  One corner area has become One Little Imp's play corner and an expedit 4x4 storage cube fitted the bill to begin to retain the play things.

But a cube by itself was not enough to tidy up of course.  A few pull out boxes helped contain the big bits and then some expedit drawers were installed to become a pretend oven, or 'doddy's' bed, or anything else that Little Imp thinks up.

The plain white expedit drawers looked boring though.  Not exciting enough for a play corner.  A little inspiration from a website I stumbled across recently Ikea Hackers reminded me that even new things can be changed and embellished....

So a bit of bright fabric and some bright red painted knobs later this is the result:

Little Imp is happy with her new play space, and I'm happy with the fact things have a place to be put away! Now to find the right reading lamp to sit atop the expedit.  Mmmm, ideas.

P.S. Note the nice new chair peeking in there on the left of these pics?  It's the one that has replaced the wingback chair that I finished recovering yesterday!! - just waiting for daylight to take some photos to upload.


  1. Hi looks great where did you get the green boxes from?

    1. Thanks! The green boxes are 'Drona' boxes from Ikea. They are fabric covered cardboard boxes that are made to fit into the Expedit shelves. Ikea seems to go through phases as to which colour "Drona" boxes they have in stock & I was lucky enough to be there when they had green!

  2. Hi looks great where did you get the green boxes from?