Isn’t Ikea one of the most wonderful places on Earth? I mean they have everything, all in one place!
Well a little while ago I was looking for the perfect bench to put in my kitchen, near the door. I couldn’t find anything that I liked, but I did see people on Pinterest turning an Ikea bookcase into a bench.
It is very simple to do.
~ bookcase the is strong enough to handle the weight when tipped on its side. I used the Ikea Expedit, but I don’t think they have that anymore. But check around they might have a suitable alternative.
~ Plywood for the top
~ Foam cushion
~ Staple gun
~ First assemble the bookcase. They might take awhile and you might need help. If you want to raise the height now is the time to add legs to the bench. I didn’t want them, but you may want something different
~ For the cushion, cut the plywood the size of the bench top
~ Then you make a sandwich of fabric on the bottom, ( I used a strip to help me keep it all in line. The fabric possibilities are endless) then the foam and lastly the plywood. Then stretch and staple all around.
I used this same technique when we redid the entry closet. You can see that transformation: here
And that is it. A very easy way to transform a room and increase your storage.
Is there any Ikea transformations that you have done in your house?18