Thursday, November 4, 2010
Ikea hack - Easily convert expedit shelf to a bench
I didn't want a fancy bench as this is where my kids will be putting on their winter boots and I didn't want to have to worry about it getting dirty. So we went to Ikea to look for some shelves to put above the bench and decided to use a shelf for the bench too.
We purchases the Ikea Expedit shelf in white (wanted to keep it bright in there) and 6 Ikea kitchen cabinet feet. We assembled the shelf as per the instructions and then attached the cabinet feet at the four corners and then two in the middle. Very easy!
The kids stand on this as it is very sturdy and it wipes clean easily. I debated making a cushion for the top of the bench or covering it with fabric, but again I will always be worried the kids will get it dirty. This way I don't have to yell "Keep your feet off it!" :)
As you can see I have only two of my burlap drawers, but I do have one more empty box ready to be transformed. I am starting to hate those pizzas!