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I know this post is a couple of years old, but I just wanted to share my delight at discovering these Ikea Skubb boxes that perfectly fit the expedit.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80210551

Cheap, surprisingly solid (for clothing and lightweight things anyway), nice quality, and they fold down when you don't need them.

I personally didn't like the vertical handle so I carefully cut it at the bottom connection point, cut the strap down to 4" or so, folded it under, tacked it with a few stitches of thread, and ironed it flat so it's more of a little "tab" at the top of the box.


Ten Storage Options for Your Expedit
5/5/12 04:13 PM

I'm impressed by how seemingly well laid out everything is - I really like the colour scheme, and the pretty contact paper lining in the kitchen cupboards. Inspires me to try doing the same in my kitchen! Well done!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Tara's Tiny San Francisco Hodge-Podge San Francisco
12/15/08 04:09 AM

Fabulous! Can we get a zoomed-in picture to see more construction detail?


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To: Make a Glittering Lightscape
12/14/08 02:16 AM

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. FYI, the cupboards are laminate, not solid wood.

Oh, and hejiranyc, don't post a comment if you can't even be bothered to be decent.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Revamping Dated Kitchen Cabinets?
12/12/08 08:25 PM

Sarah, here. Here's another photo of our kitchen: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/3103517798_7087429001.jpg?v=0 - I didn't post it before because the kitchen is pretty horrendous looking. This is a realtor picture from the previous owners, as we just moved in and haven't taken new ones yet. We definitely want to repaint the limegreen walls and put in new lighting in the short-term.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Revamping Dated Kitchen Cabinets?
12/12/08 04:48 PM

Re: Creative gift labeling/tagging: my mother-in-law saves her holiday cards for tag-making the next year. She cuts up the fronts of the cards (funky scissor edges optional), punches a hole in them, then attaches with ribbon. Good use of pretty holiday cards that you don't know what else to do with!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 5 Ways to Wrap Gifts (Without Using Holiday Paper)
12/4/08 04:33 PM

FYI, the light-up floor lamp / room divider is the ORGEL:
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30103916


Apartment Therapy Chicago | #10 - Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space
12/4/08 04:31 PM

You can also convert an expandable dining table (i.e. with space for extra leaves inside) to a storage table if you take out the extra leaves and put in a solid bottom. Our IKEA Norden table has this type of storage area.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Imagedito's Hideaway "Lazy Table"
12/4/08 04:23 PM

Norfolk island pines make good houseplants that can be decorated for x-mas
http://www.dkimages.com/discover/DKIMAGES/Discover/Home/Gardening/Indoor-Garden/Houseplants/Specific-Uses/Architectural-Effect/Architectural-Effect-4.html


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 7 Bizarre Yet Wonderful Christmas Tree Alternatives
12/4/08 04:12 PM

Following on the kraft paper idea ... a friend and I have a tradition of passing a piece of paper back and forth for random holidays/birthdays, each time adding a decorative element to it - stamps, stickers, doodles, etc. We've been doing this for years and it looks pretty rad now.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | 5 Ways to Wrap Gifts (Without Using Holiday Paper)
12/4/08 04:05 PM