Friday, October 9, 2015

IKEA HACK: GOLD SHELVES



WHITE SHELVES (2): Ikea | GOLD SPRAY PAINT: Michaels

Happy Friday Dolls!

I wanted to have a step by step picture guide to painting these shelves, but unfortunately I have misplaced my photos I took while I was making them. One of the downfalls of trying to multitask I suppose! I will try and recreate what I did even without a picture guide. Bare with me folks.

So first things first, you will need to order or pick up two shelves from Ikea. They are the Vittsjo white shelves, article number 803.034.37 and the size is 20 1/8x68 7/8. Once you get the shelves home, you will have to assemble them. This may take days, weeks, months. I mean come on, it's Ikea after all. :) You will receive a textbook full of directions and a total of 1 million different parts. If your smart, you will have your dad, boyfriend, random stranger, or perhaps your dog walker put this together for you... Skip forward to it being assembled and now you are readdyyyyyy to paint!
*Make sure to leave the glass shelves off of the unit so that you don't get any paint on them.

I did all of my painting outside on my front porch. I literally just threw out a massive tarp and started spraying. This gold spray paint is the perfect paint to use.  I found it at Beverly's, but you can get it at Michael's or online through the link above. I would recommend doing one layer of paint, make sure to hold the can about 6 inches away from your target area. Once it drys, you can go back and revisit any spots you may have missed.

Once your done spraying, let the shelves dry for about four hours before bringing back inside. Once you find the perfect location for your shelves in your office, living room, bedroom... You will then be ready for the second to last step. Add the glass inserts (6 total) to complete the final product.

Now for the fun part- decorating! I found most of my goodies at TJ Maxx, Target, Z Gallerie, and World Market. If you want to know where a particular item is from, just let me know!

Cheers!

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