Published on April 19th, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker12
Expedit bookshelf turned rustic TV cabinet/bookshelf
Materials: Large Expedit bookshelf, oil based primer, homemade chalkboard paint, sandpaper, plumbing pipe, old barn door, eye bolts
Description: Cut out one shelf from the IKEA Expedit bookshelf and removed 5 dividers. Painted with oil based primer – let dry for at least 24 hours. Mixed unsanded grout with paint – about 1 tablespoon per cup of paint. Painted several coats – decided I didn’t like the color and painted it again ; )
Sanded it to distress it. Screwed plumbing pipe to the top so a barn door can slide back and forth. Attached barn door with eye bolts. Secured to wall with several brackets!
~ Amber Campanelli, Evergreen, CO