Making Mondays: Shelves - A Very Simple Before and After
When we moved to Istanbul, we thought that we would just try out living here for 12 months (it's now been almost 3 years!). That and the pure ease, when you need a household worth of things quickly while shopping with a small baby in tow, meant that we have a lot of Ikea furniture!
So, a little while back I wanted to make these Expedit shelves, that we had picked up in the Ikea 'bargain corner', a little more interesting and put them in Yashar's room. So I used high gloss enamel paint (a mix of white and blue) to paint the inside of some of the cubes. I painted them carefully, making sure to wipe off any paint that got on to the front of the shelves, and making sure that runny drips didn't form in the paint as they dried. I let it dry for a few days.
And that's it! Finito! A perfect home for Yashar's favourite toys and books (I secretly wish his collection of 70's matchbox cars were all mine!!)