Published on November 21st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


EXPEDIT made fancy

Materials: Expedit shelving unit with 4 white door inserts

Description: I originally bought the Expedit shelf and used it as entertainment centre but I hated seeing all the cables and I had way too much stuff in there. I then saw that they started selling the door inserts so I promptly bought 4 to fit into the shelves. However having it all white looked a bit boring.

How I did it:
I went round to all my local DIY shops and took loads of free wallpaper samples

Got home and put them all next to each other until I got a combination of 4 that complimented each other.

To attach the paper to the doors take just the door pieces with out the handle attached

I then use basic wall paper paste and to glue the paper to the doors. I left the doors face down over night with a weight on to make sure I got a nice even finnish.

I then used stronger adhesive (superglue) to glue the paper down over the edges

I then attached the handles for a flawless finish

~ ggc939, UK

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to EXPEDIT made fancy

  1. Anonymous says:

    Such a great idea. I have the expedit in brown, and with only black or white inserts I didnt think it would look good, but with a nice paper with brown in it, I could make it look perfect! Thanks!

  2. Door Closer says:

    Its looking like decorated with wall papers. Its looking very beautiful.

  3. marilyn says:

    that is great fun!!! So creative!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! I can’t wait until I buy my own place and can start all over again. This would be fab in a bedroom too!

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