Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Updated Expedit Dresser
Materials: 1 Expedit 2x4 (white), 4 Sets of Expedit 2 Drawer Inserts (white), Capita Legs, Faux Wood Grain Contact Paper, 8 Ring Pulls (brass)
Description: This is a pretty easy hack, but adds a ton of style to a basic expedit bookcase!
Then I put the expedit together (again, carefully, because the contact paper will tear if you knock it against something. Fortunately, you can patch up tears with more contact paper and you won't notice because the wood grain hides it).
Then I assembled the four drawers, replaced the knobs with old brass ring pulls (purchased from Lee Valley), then arranged them in the four corners of the shelf. NOTE: I bought my drawers on craigslist for $15 each...score!
I also had to put adjustable legs on my dresser because my floors are VERY uneven. I got 4 capita legs in the 4" height and spray painted them Rust-Oleums spray paint in Champagne Mist to match the brass pulls.
That's it! My final cost of this dresser was $180:
Drawers (4): $60
Capita Legs: $10
Con-Tact Paper: $18 (way more than you need, so you can use for other projects).
Ring Pulls (8): $17
Spray Paint: $5
I think it looks great!
~ lbash, New York, NY