Published on November 13th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


"Minibar" Ikea Style

Materials: Expedit, Dioder, Hutten, Rill

Description: I wanted to have a small bar inside my living room.

So I decided I take a 2×2 Expedit in white, sawed a “Hutten” down to only 6 bottles, they fit now perfectly inside the Expedit. Painted them white for a better match.

Used Rill at the base of the Expedit for easy moving.

For the nice lighting I used a white backboard from a hardware store, lifted it about 1 cm and montaged a Dioder for lighting.

~ Daniel Ottenberg, Cologne Germany

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Jules Yap

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13 Responses to "Minibar" Ikea Style

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow looking nice, how did you paint the Hutten? I tried it with a kind of Spray Lack but it didn’t take the color.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are those glass doors? and are they from Ikea as well? Love the idea!

    • Anonymous says:

      The “glass doors” are actually baskets that fit in the expedit,

      if you search “Lekman” you will find them in 3 different colours.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I loved this idea, so I took it a step further. I used the 4×4 Expedit and implemented a wine glass holding system – got some under cabinet racks from a local home goods store. I’ll try and get pics and submit it here. It turned out really well!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi, this is a great idea. Can you provide a picture of how the lighting is set-up?

  5. Sheryl J says:

    I love this idea. I’m thinking of using it for my bar.

  6. Aron says:

    Great!!!! Thank you very much!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Loooove this.. I’ve been looking for something cool to store my wine.. and this game me so many great ideas ;) thanks so much..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks really nice.

  9. Daniel says:

    The new backing Board is lifted bye some wahers from the lighting

    |expedit|dioder|washer|backing board|

  10. Ange says:

    I love this, it looks wonderful.

  11. Anonymous says:

    How did you montage the lighting with the new backing board?

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