Last week, there was much discussion about IKEA’s plans to discontinue the very popular Expedit shelving units.
These stacks of cubes provide safe storage for many a fabric stash, so there was great panic when word came they were going away.
Initially, only line drawings were available, but on Friday, IKEA provided an image of the Kallax unit.
The interior dimensions of the Kallax units are the same as Expedit’s.
Gizmodo reported that this design change likely has more to do with IKEA’s pledge to be a more sustainable company than it does aesthetic design. IKEA is #3, behind only Home Depot and Lowe’s, in wood consumption. If IKEA sells millions of these units every year, this slight reduction in the outer edges really could make a difference.
I think it will be okay.
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I have some more IKEA organizing to show you, but first, how about some fun decoration for your space?
These buttons are sure to add some cheery spring fun:
I saw button fabric in the fabric department some time ago, but the scale was so large I was at a loss for what to do with it. Here is a fun idea – put it under the chair mat!
No chair mat? How about this button rug? Fun, right?
Do you have any of these in your sewing space?
It’s no secret that I love IKEA. I’ve often found items in the kitchen and office areas that work really well in my sewing space.
What a fun surprise to see a display at IKEA actually aimed at seamstresses and crafters!
The table the machine is on is a Linnmon table. I have several of these in my sewing space and love them. They are a perfect depth so there is not a bunch of wasted space behind them, but there is still enough room to maneuver fabrics when sewing. Plus, they are nice an stable so I don’t worry about my serger trying to walk off while I’m using it!
This RIBBA picture ledge is great for storing a cutting mat, and there’s enough space to put your quilting rulers with it.
And here it is again being used for thread storage, just below the KUPOL storage bins. I love how the storage bins all have labels on them. The organizing geek in me loves labels!
These PLUGGIS bins are being used for pattern storage. They would also work for sorting scraps by color if you are saving small scraps for quilting or other patchwork.
8 of these VÄGGIS corkboards make a nice area for planning designs.