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Today in DIY Fridays: two colours DIY side tables, an old Expedit becomes a wardrobe/storage unit, another one becomes a bed/storage unit as well, and a list of small projects for your house.

Before & After: Two Dip-dyed Side Table Redos

Before & After: Two Dip-dyed Side Table Redos

Before & After: Two Dip-dyed Side Table Redos

You don’t really need to spend too much money to decorate your house with style. You can find either online or in second-hand stores or yard sales old furniture in perfect state with only a dated look. Changing the look of a piece of furniture, so long as it’s in a good state, is as easy as having a good idea and some skills.

Today we bring you some ideas to help you change the look of old furniture you have around or you have obtained somewhere else. In this article a couple of dated and old looking side tables get a new life just painting them in two tones creating a beautiful effect.

Both projects require minimal skills sanding and painting but the results are great. Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.

Old Expedit to Dressing/Storage

Old Expedit to Dressing/Storage

Old Expedit to Dressing/Storage

The IKEA’s Expedit Series is a line of furniture composed by mostly bookcases and other storage units. The furniture, as most IKEA’s furniture is very basic and has very simple lines. But its simplicity actually makes it one of the favourite pieces of furniture people hacking IKEA’s products use.

In this article you can see a very useful hack that will provide you a wardrobe/storage unit in your bedroom. They use two Expedit units (this big one and this smaller one) positioning the small one over the big one. The big one had some selves removed to create hanging space for bigger items. The small one was used for less needed items. Cover everything and creating the effect of doors, a railing was installed and three fabric panels were hanged there.

Overall it’s a very ingenious solution that looks terrific and you don’t need lots of skills for it. The most difficult part was placing the small Expedit over the big due to the weight.

Jump to the article to read more and get all the instructions.

How to Make a Storage Bed Using an Ikea Expedit Bookcase

How to Make a Storage Bed Using an Ikea Expedit Bookcase

How to Make a Storage Bed Using an Ikea Expedit Bookcase

This is another project making use of the Expedit bookshelf, in this case a 4×4 (the big one in the previous post). In this case the bookcase has been placed on the floor and a plywood cover affixed to top with Velcro. Over the top you can place your mattress and prepare your bed as normal.

The idea in this case is to use the empty spaces underneath the mattress to store items that are not used frequently. Whenever you need them you can lift the mattress and take them out, placing down the mattress again.

Easy and cheap way of getting an underneath storage bed base. Jump to the article to read more and get all the instructions.

10 Terrific DIY Home and Garden Projects

10 Terrific DIY Home and Garden Projects

10 Terrific DIY Home and Garden Projects

And if your fingers are still itching after the previous articles for something different but still easy to do, we bring you a list of 10 small DIY projects to do around your house. A beautiful quote painted over the bed , a stenciled sisal rug, a front door face-lift are some of the projects you can find in the article. And you have all kinds of levels to choose from beginner to pro. So choose the one you want and get making something this weekend.

Jump to the article to see all the projects.


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