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My Scrapbook Room...

***EDITED TO ADD***
I have had so many questions/email regarding my scrapbook bookcase, that I decided to put together a PDF tutorial on how I created my paper bookcase using the Ikea Expedit system.

Please be advised that this tutorial has been prepared using the Expedit system from Ikea, using the 2X4 system, but is easily customizable to fit the 1x1 slot or larger, all the way up to the 4x4 configuration. In addition, I suspect this will work just fine with the Ikea Kallax system (both appear to be similar in composition and materials), however, I make no guarantees as I have not drilled into that system.

Again, thanks so much for showing interest. If you would like to continue and purchase this easy tutorial, please send $5 via PayPal to m.ruvalcaba101@gmail.com (this email address) via PayPal F&F. If you prefer to use the Goods & Services option, please add 50 cents, sending a total of $5.50 to account for the PayPal fees.

Let me know if you have any questions at all, either before, during or after the tutorial. Looking forward to seeing your finished bookcases!!!

***END EDIT***

....is done! Miguel picked up the glass for the desktop and we put it in place today. Check out pics below.



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This is my desk from the Expedit furniture system through IKEA. I love the wideness of it; it gives me ALOT of room to spread out. The only downside was the texture of the top- which is why I added a glass top.

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This Bookshelf (also from Expedit @ Ikea) sits behind me and the desk. I love this bookcase system because it's great for storing scrapbook supplies.

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This paper bookcase is my pride and joy. It is the bookshelf below (on its side). I drilled holes on the sides and added brackets to create slots for paper. I love this paper bookcase. I Iooked EVERYWHERE for something pre-made and nothing worked. It was either too expensive, flimsy, or ugly. I got this idea walking through Lowe's one day. And it's perfect - the dimensions are ideal for 12X12 paper and it matches the other furniture.

*Edited to add*
Because I received so many inquiries on my bookcase (thank you all), I created a quick and easy tutorial on how I converted the bookcase into my paper bookshelf. See latest posts on the comments below for how to get a copy of Tutorial, if you’re interested!! :)

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Another Expedit bookshelf, lying on its side. This is used for storage, but it is also my printing area. :) See the shiny new printer - I had to finish my room with a new one! All I need now is to upgrade my camera and we are good to go!!!

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And finally, my embellishment center. I love this because now when I am working on something, I can just grab and use. And it looks great too! Neat, and organized.

So, yea - thats my new room. Can't wait to get started working on some new layouts!!!

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 26th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
paper storage in Ikea shelf
is there any chance you can give me more details on how you made the shelf for your paper in the ikea shelf , I've also been looking and looking to find a way to make it work . thanks
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2017 04:52 am (UTC)
Love this and how did you do the shelving in the bookcase for your paper?
mebemaria
Mar. 11th, 2017 05:18 am (UTC)
Hello.. I'm working on a quick and super easy tutorial for this Expedit do it yourself paper storage. In it, I will provide a detailed step by step instructions with pictures of what I did and helpful hints of what not to do. I will also provide links to all the materials used, along with alternatives.

I've had so many requests for my paper storage, so I decided to put this together, however it's taking me a bit longer than I thought, taking the photos and formatting my cheat sheet. I've decided to sell this for $5 to recoup my time spent taking my bookcase apart to recreate the tutorial. Let me know if you are interested in buying, and I can email you info for payment and get your email to send you finished tutorial with product links. Thanks,

Maria
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2017 03:03 am (UTC)
Tutorial
I'm highly interested in you tutorial.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 18th, 2017 07:46 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I would like ce to know how, and what product you used. It's a great idea and looks great!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 31st, 2017 01:13 am (UTC)
I'm interested in buying your tutorial! What e-mail should I send my inquiries to?
(Anonymous)
Mar. 31st, 2017 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm interested in buying your tutorial! What e-mail should I send my inquiries to?
(Anonymous)
Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:00 am (UTC)
Did you ever post or create the tutorial? Would it be possible to just get a name or picture of the types of brackets you used and what you used for the shelving part?

Thanks
(Anonymous)
Apr. 12th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
Interested in Instructions too
I would glady purchase instructions. How do I go about this?
(Anonymous)
Apr. 14th, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)
How do we order the instructions?
(Anonymous)
Apr. 16th, 2017 04:51 pm (UTC)
Interested !
Hi Maria ! I'll be interested to know more about your hack for the expedit paper storage ! Let me know what's the next step to get the tutorial !

Thank you

Mélanie
(Anonymous)
Apr. 16th, 2017 08:18 pm (UTC)
Interested !
Hi Maria ! I'll be interested to know more about your hack for the expedit paper storage ! Let me know what's the next step to get the tutorial !

Thank you

Mélanie
(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2017 09:29 am (UTC)
Maria,
Do you still have these instructions for purchase? I've been attempting to find something like or use even some things that look similar but they're all too far away from each other, flimsy, and a waste of space! Please let me know as I have three of these bookshelves already and would love to improve it while helping me with paper storage!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 14th, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
Paper Storage Tutorial
I really like what you have done. I would be happy to pay $5 for your directions/tutorial and pictures!
mebemaria
May. 6th, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: Paper Storage Tutorial
Thanks so much for your interest in my tutorial/DIY scrapbook paper bookshelf using the Ikea Expedit system. I am so excited to share this with you and I'm putting the finishing touches on this now. I've decided to add a couple of alternative options for the paper slats, for those that need them, so after I swing by Home Depot and Lowe's tomorrow, this DIY tutorial will be ready to go this weekend.

Please be advised that this tutorial has been prepared using the Expedit system from Ikea, using the 2X4 system, but is easily customizable to fit the 1x1 slot or larger, all the way up to the 4x4 configuration. In addition, I suspect this will work just fine with the Ikea Kallax system (both appear to be similar in composition and materials), however, I make no guarantees as I have not drilled into that system.

Again, thanks so much for showing interest. I'm excited to share this DIY with you and hope you love yours as much I love mine. If you would like to continue and purchase this easy tutorial, please send $5 via PayPal to m.ruvalcaba101@gmail.com (this email address) via F&F. If you prefer to use the Goods & Services option, feel free, and add 50 cents, sending a total of $5.50 to account of the PayPal fees.

Let me know if you have any questions at all, either before, during or after the tutorial. Looking forward to seeing your finished bookcase!!!

Thanks again,

Maria
(Anonymous)
Jan. 10th, 2018 06:11 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Paper Storage Tutorial
Are you still selling the tutorial. Very interested!!!
mebemaria
Jan. 10th, 2018 06:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Re: Paper Storage Tutorial
Hello and Happy New Year!

Yes, the Tutorial is still available for anyone interested in it. Please see previous post for instructions to get a copy emailed to you.

Thanks in advance,

Maria
(Anonymous)
Jan. 14th, 2018 02:26 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Re: Paper Storage Tutorial
Just wondering if you are in Canada. I want to know if I will be able to find the products you list in your tutorial before I purchase it. Thank you so much
mebemaria
Jan. 14th, 2018 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: Re: Re: Paper Storage Tutorial
Hello there,

I’m not in Canada, however the supplies can be purchased at a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowe’s, and some items can be ordered online as well. The bookshelf itself is from Ikea, and similar ones are found online and at Target, i believe.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any other questions. :)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 15th, 2017 02:43 am (UTC)
You said that you used metal shelf brackets, what kind? That's all, thank you.
mebemaria
May. 6th, 2017 03:30 am (UTC)
Hello,

Please see latest post on this thread. Thank you!

Maria
(Anonymous)
Jan. 26th, 2018 04:32 pm (UTC)
Instructions
Do you still have the tutorial for the paper storage shelf? I would like a copy.
Thank you
mebemaria
Jan. 26th, 2018 04:52 pm (UTC)
RE: Instructions
Yes, I do. Please check out the latest posts on my thread, or email me at m.ruvalcaba101@gmail.com.

Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 27th, 2018 04:18 pm (UTC)
Tutorial for Paper shelf. Love it!
Couldnt find Tutorial. Would love to see it. Thx for posting. I agree with you. I have looked everywhere for something like this. Great idea!
mebemaria
Jan. 27th, 2018 07:06 pm (UTC)
RE: Tutorial for Paper shelf. Love it!
Hi there,

Thanks for the interest. The tutorial is available for purchase, if you are still interested. If so, it’s $5 via PayPal friends and family or $5.50 via PayPal Goods and Services, sent to my email address below.

Send me an email at m.ruvalcaba101@gmail.com once payment is sent, and I will email it over right away. It is a PDF document. :)

Thanks again... Maria
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