The Expedit from Ikea has to be one of the most versatile and affordable storage solutions available! We have an Ikea Expedit in our boys’ bedroom to contain their toys and books. Awhile back, I let you know that the large Target Itso bins fit perfectly in the Ikea Expedit. I didn’t want to have to replace the perfectly good Itso bins simply because they were no long the color I wanted. So I did what any good DIY’er would do…I painted them!
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Self, do I need fabric paint in order to paint on fabric,” the answer is not really. I used regular flat latex wall paint on the bins and the turned out beautifully.
I only painted the front face of the bins mostly because I’m lazy but also just in case I want them brown again in the future. I painted one coat of latex paint on each bin. The bins do not feel crunchy or weird to the touch. They look great and still feel like fabric.
Did you notice the corkboard in the first picture? This was such a fun find! It is an old school-room bulletin board which I found on the side of the road last fall. It had some water damage, so I cleaned it with bleach and sanded it down. I painted the edges and hung it on the brick with D-rings and masonry nails.
Our Ikea Expedit has a fresh look and it only cost me the price of some leftover room paint!