Who says Ikea furniture – like the popular Expedit/Kallax shelf unit – only suits modern homes?
My special guest for this week’s edition of Shelf Style, is Eva from The Multitasking Mummy. Here, she shows us how she transformed her Ikea Expedit shelves to better suit the shabby country style of their old Queenslander. I think you’ll agree, she did a fantastic job!
1. What room are your shelves in?
The shelves are in our kitchen/dining area. We have a little space at the end of the room where I decided to put this, to create a little bit of calm in an otherwise busy space.
2. How long have you had them?
I can remember trying to shove the box in my little Mazda 2 with the help of a lovely stranger in the IKEA carpark, so that means it was before I had my son, when I didn’t drive a ‘family’ car. I think I’ve had them about 5 years.
3. What do you store in the drawers/cupboards/boxes?
Haha! Even I can’t answer that question … lots of crap! (Love your honesty Eva!)
4. What is your favourite decorator item on your shelves and why?
Oh, I can’t pick but it has to be all of the photos of my gorgeous son.
5. How often do you change the “look” of your shelves?
This is the first time I’ve changed the look of them. We used to live in a very modern home but 2 years ago made a tree change and bought a 100 year old Queenslander instead. The Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue paint that I have used fits in better with the shabby country style I’m trying to achieve. Who knows, I have such a thing for Annie Sloan chalk paint, I might change the colour again sometime soon when our kitchen renovations are done!
It’s Your Turn!
If you have a set of Ikea shelves (or another brand) in your home – why not join in the fun? I’d love to feature yours in an upcoming blog post! All you have to do is snap some pics and answer the same five questions as Eva has above, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh – and you don’t have to be a blogger to join in!
Have you ever used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ to give a piece of furniture a makeover – what colour would you choose if you were to paint some Ikea shelves at your place?!
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