The last few weeks my husband and I have been working on our home in our spare time. There are so many things we want to fix and change and only so much time during the week that we can dedicate to projects. This past weekend I was able to finally finish a project that I have been dying to do. I love pinterest as a source to collect inspiration and during the search for finding our first home to purchase I started to spend more time looking at pictures of beautiful interiors, outdoor spaces, modern kitchens and bathrooms, and DIY projects that looked surprisingly good and seemingly easy to do. I’ve always been blessed or cursed (whichever way you choose to look at it) with expensive taste and not the budget to support it. I was doing some online furniture shopping for pieces for our new home and everything I liked was just so expensive. I’ve purchased Ikea furniture for years and really wanted to graduate to nicer furniture for our first home, but this Ikea hack (inspired by a pin on pinterest) was too good to pass up! The Vittsjo bookcase is a simple black metal frame bookcase with glass shelves. There’s nothing too exciting about them but give them a facelift with some gold paint and voila they are transformed into a rich looking bookcase fit for displaying whatever you want to highlight in a room. I used two different kinds of Rust-Oleum gold spray paints to give my Vittsjo bookcases a dynamic textured finish. I used the Pure Gold spray paint as a base, covered it with the Hammered gold spray paint, and when back over the bookcases again with both types. I like how the finish isn’t even, it makes it look more like actual gold plated furniture. I have to say that I am totally in love with them and for not much money I was able to recreate the look of bookcases that are 10 times as expensive.
What I used:
Vittsjo Shelving Unit: $49 each from Ikea.
Rust-Oleum Pure Gold Spray Paint: $6.76 each from Home Depot. (I used 3 cans)
Rust-Oleum Hammered Gold Spray Paint: $5.76 each from Home Depot. (I used about 2-1/2 cans)
What do you think of the finished product?