Ikea Apa Storage Makeover

These cute Apa storage boxes from Ikea are so cute and at $14.99 they are the perfect price! I knew I had to have one for our playroom I’ve been working on. It’s the perfect thing to hold some of the larger toys.


(Photo from Ikea.)

One of my favorite things about Ikea furniture is how easy it isĀ  to customize. Here is how I turned this plain box into a fun toy chest for my kids.

Apa Makeover 5
First, the pine wood edging was painted with a coat of primer and two coats of white paint.

Apa Makeover 2
Next, my husband assembled this storage rectangle. It went together pretty easily, but I am sometimes instructionally challenged, so I made sure to enlist some help.

Apa Makeover 1
Finally, I applied self-adhesive shelf liner to the white center panels. I chose aqua and white chevron to add a pop of color to the room.

Apa Makeover 3
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Isn’t it adorable?

Apa Makeover 6

Have you ever customized Ikea furniture? If so, what pieces have you made your own?

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13 thoughts on “Ikea Apa Storage Makeover

    1. Emily Post author

      Thank you Corey! Using the shelf paper made this project so simple. We will be there to link up!

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