Easy IKEA Expedit Washi Hack

I was just sitting here thinking, hm, this washi tape in my hand looks like it might be the exact same width as my IKEA Expedit bookshelves. And lo’ and behold, they are! What’s more, I have multiple brands sitting here and they’re ALL the exact same width. So with that in mind, here’s the easiest way to neatly apply washi tape to your Expedit.

1. unroll and apply tape to the shelf. Let a little bit hang over each end, but don’t tear off the roll yet.


2. Use a small pair of sharp scissors to slice the tape where the shelf meets the vertical panel. Start from the center and slice gently up, then down. It takes very little pressure!



3. Wonder at the awesomeness of washi + Expedit! Look at those clean edges!



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2 Responses to Easy IKEA Expedit Washi Hack

  1. Lucy @ Charm About You May 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    That looks so awesome!!

  2. Terri Ann November 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    What a clever idea! My stash shelving is from Target but also has a fairly narrow edge. Now to find the perfect tape!

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