My Expedit Bookcase

I have wanted an expedit bookcase from IKEA for years! I kept holding off because I dread moving it every time we move. I was sick of my dining room having a big blank wall, so I just bought one!!! YAY!
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I was even more excited to find out it now comes in high gloss white. I am glad I waited, because I really love the high gloss stuff that IKEA sells.
Watch my slide show to see my expedit come to life...

The bottom shelves will be full of photo albums and some pretty storage boxes. That's a project for another day! I am so excited to have something in my dining room finally! Our place is really starting to feel like a HOME.
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My mom had kept all my plants for me when we moved out to Wyoming. We didn't have a safe way to take them with us and no extra space in our cars. I brought home a few with me after visiting, since I drove. My large Peace Lilly is so tall. It would not fit on top of any of my other bookcases without being smashed up against the ceiling. The expedit was a perfect place to house my plants.
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I am so happy to have my greenhouse now! I wanted it as soon as I saw it on the IKEA website. We were going to buy seeds and try to grow herbs, but we just go to the store and stare at the selection. We bought jalapeno plants instead. Not sure what we will put in the middle pot yet. Hopefully I don't kill them.
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I got some great cookbooks while in Ohio. One store I miss very much is Half Price Books. I paid less then $30 for all the cookbooks. If you ever get a chance to go to Half Price Books,...GO! The other great thing about the expedit bookcase is that I was able to pretty much fill it with all my last items that were homeless and stored in the closet. Somehow it all worked together I think! I still have a lot of Vinylmation Figurines that aren't displayed though. I hope to get a curio for the rest of my collection.
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My dining area is a perfect place for my vintage pyrex, vintage glassware, teapots, Vinylmations and Alice in Wonderland stuff! I originally wanted a vintage buffet that I could paint bright yellow, but I am sick of looking. I have always wanted an expedit and feel it was a perfect fit. I really would love to get a bold printed rug for under the table and chairs! That I will keep looking for. Also my walls would be painted turquoise if I was aloud to paint! (So sick of rentals!)

See my precious post of my kitchen and dining area {HERE}
See my "wrapping paper" makeover in my bookcase that houses my Alice in Wonderland collection {HERE}


  1. i have that one in the dark brown, and the smaller two row one. god i miss em. i cant wait to find a bigger place.

  2. OMG! I love it!!!! Were going to Atlanta next weekend. I may finally get to go to ikea. Also we are moving on base!! Thought you'd smile at that.

  3. B., I did smile at that. lol BUT I hate to hear that you have to move already, just like I did. It's a pain in the ass!!

  4. Jessie~ It looks so good! Nice work lady. I haven't been blogging recipes, I have been so busy with work but I do love to check in and see what your up to creating!

  5. Thanks Chelsea! I know how it is, when I was working at the shelter I can't believe I had time to do anything. I am always creating something. I am in full decorating mode right now! :) I need to post a recipe soon!

  6. Very very cute and it's funny to see the work in progress :)


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