Cabinets & Sideboards expedit apothecary1

Published on October 20th, 2014 | by sawdust2stitches

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Expedit into Card Catalog





expedit card catalog cabinet

This is an was Expedit Shelf that was transformed into a card catalog cabinet / apothecary cabinet! Basically, by applying wood strips over the laminate you can transform a basic  Ikea shelf into  rustic and vintage console.  Enjoy!

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See my step by step tutorial here.

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42 Responses to Expedit into Card Catalog

  1. I love it. I would paint it a different color, but other than that it’s perfect. It reminds me of some of the furniture that my grandmother had from Hong Kong. I used to play with the little drawers for hours when I was little.

  2. I wonder if the wheel legs will work for them – we’ve tried the same, but expedit started to bend down in the middle..

  3. Jill Kovacs says:

    OMG, this is brilliant! And more useful to me than a real apothecary.

  4. Kerry Armour says:

    Good heavens! Why buy IKEA if this is what you wanted? That’s a monster hack!

  5. Mia Or says:

    must more useful than a real one !

  6. Anders Ekman says:

    Does anyone know what IKEA stands for?

    • James Clarke says:

      Look it up on Wikipedia something to do with his name then area he lived in then town . I can’t help but think that as he started a small mail order firm in his early years he must have been inspired with the name using an anagram of his address

    • I – Ingvar, the first name of the founder
      K – Kamprad his last name
      E – Elmtaryd, the name of the farm he grew up on
      A – Agunnaryd the village near his home

  7. Jamie Webb says:

    Freaking Awesome! Love industrial looks. Now buy me a table saw and I’ll get to work ;)

  8. Can someone tell how to do this?

  9. I am not a great fan of “rustic style” furniture but, I must say I admire the creative, innovative and original job you performed here. With a bonus point for your patience and dexterity (I hope the english word is correct) … Bravo

  10. I am not a great fan of “rustic style” furniture but, I must say I admire the creative, innovative and original job you performed here. With a bonus point for your patience and dexterity (I hope the english word is correct) … Bravo

  11. Will Floyd says:

    Super creative idea.

  12. Didn’t ikea stop making expedit?

  13. Absolutely awesome….I smell Ikea Hack of the year for this. Nicely done! Pokes my hubby to make sure he sees this idea!!

  14. Meghna says:

    This is pretty awesome!!

  15. Ohhhhh my god !!! It’a amazing ! You are amazing !

  16. Dots says:

    This looks fantastic, really sells the concept. What a great piece, I want one! More detailed instructions and pictures would be nice though.

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