Want to update your IKEA Expedit or Kallax Bookshelf? Then this is an easy tutorial for you. I added wood to my shelf to give it that little bit of an extra rustic look for my “Rustic Glam Nursery”. You can see my “Rustic Glam Nursery” here.
For this project I was inspired by Young House Love’s IKEA hack.
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To replicate this look you’ll need the following:
- IKEA Expedit or Kallax Cube Shelf
- 2pcs of Wood “Appearance Boards”, 16in wide x 8ft x 3/4in thick
- Minwax wood stain in Classic Grey
- Wood Glue
- Nail Gun
- Air Compressor, I use this one.
- 1 1/2” nails
I decided to go with these panel boards to cover the shelf. They come in various sizes but I bought 2 8ft pieces and cut them down to size. Make sure to measure your shelf, but mine was 15.5″ wide so I needed to rip 1/2″ off the boards. Then I cut 2 pieces at 61″ long and 2 pieces at 31″ long.
Next, I stained all the boards in the “Classic Grey” color.
Make sure to check out my entire “Rustic Glam Nursery” HERE.