Published on April 24th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker5
Customizing Expedit storage boxes
Materials: EXPEDIT shelves + DRONA box
Description: This is just a small hack but was useful for our newly painted room – sage green.
In the room we have a single 4 box Expedit shelf in a very small space. I had bought Drona boxes to go with the shelves but they come in limited colours which looked awful with our green room so I just grabbed some fabric (happens to be Ikea fabric) and fixed my small but irksome problem.
Fold down the edges and iron a crisp fold (ensure you have made it narrow enough to tuck under the handle/flap of the Drona, but wide enough to cover the front of the box.
I used a glue gun and just glued all around the edges of the fabric and stuck it down.
I started on the top/flap end and put the glue on the box, under the flap and then slid the fabric under the flap (using a spatula or cake knife to get it under smoothly and press the fabric onto the glue.
It’s a small thing but the room looks so much better having something that looks coordinated with the room. Everyone surprised to learn its all Ikea.
~ Meredith, Luxembourg