IKEA Hack: EXPEDIT Into Media Unit
I needed a better and more attractive solution for our upstairs game room. I had an IKEA expedit and some bookcases, so I got pretty creative and put my mad DIY skills to good use!
Before--this room feels crowded and crazy, with furniture that doesn't fit the space well. I took out my circular saw and cut one bookcase in half.
I added face frames to the bookcase. Then I used a special primer and a beautiful gray paint to paint them into one uniform color.
I used 2x4s to build a base for the unit so it all gets lifted up and looks more high end.
I added some trim to the base and painted it gray also. Then I screwed the bookcase parts to the EXPEDIT. Finally I used some planks of wood to create the tabletop. I stained and sealed it.
And here is the beautiful end result! I absolutely love this piece and how it has transformed this room. Doing stuff like this is why I love DIY!
My hubby hung the TV and even drilled through the drywall so there would be no cords hanging down. We got some different furniture and I had blast styling it with art and accessories.
I spray painted these old metal bins from my sister in law who has since passed away and they are special to me. I love that I can take something special and change it with a little paint and make it work for my decor as well as having something sentimental.
I love the finished result!
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