Wednesday

IKEA VITTSJO hack

I've always loved the clean lines of the IKEA VITTSJO series and the fact that they are oh so easily hackable.  I bought a few before we moved with plans to use them in our office.  Then when we sold the house I decided to just hold off until we got settled in our new place.  

It didn't take me too long though to whip out my can of gold spray paint and get started on these once we were mostly settled in.  Here's a what I started with.


Here's what they looked like after a few coats of gold spray paint (Rustoleum Gold is my fav).  I also used a clear spray coat as well to give them a little extra protection.


The shelves were a combination of glass and the black/brown looking "wood" that IKEA uses for a lot of their furniture.  I wasn't a fan of how that was working with this piece, so I used some marble contact paper that I had leftover from my daughter's play kitchen makeover to cover the boards.  It is the Marble Carrara Gray contact paper from Design Your Wall.  I highly recommend this stuff.  I'm always amazed at how much it looks like the real deal.  It's also super easy to work with.  I had trouble getting it straight on one of the pieces and was able to reposition it several times without messing it up at all.

So after a little work, it turned out like this!









Overall, I'm really happy with how they turned out!  I think I'm most excited about all the storage and the opportunity it gives me to be more organized.  I'm so much more productive when I know where things are.  There is still so much more I'd like to do in this room, but I feel like I'm off to a good start.  

And just in case you thought I had my act together, here's what the other side of the room looks like.  Just keeping it real :)  We will get there eventually!


49 comments:

Unknown said...

Love!! fits perfectly in your space too!

Unknown said...

ha i love how you revealed the other side too!

Unknown said...

These look great! Loving the gold+marble.

Unknown said...

We used the same one for my niece only she didn't paint it. Lazy young people:) It is such an awesome piece!

Unknown said...

Oh my Bethany, this looks so amazing!! Love the marble shelves and the pretty organization! Fab styling, too!

Unknown said...

It looks amazing! And I love how it looks with the desk in between. Your styling is perfect!

Unknown said...

I love these, they look amazing. Love the gold, so perfect.

Unknown said...

Your shelves turned out fabulous!! I love the paper you used! Your office is coming along beautifully!! I hope you're having fun in your new house!

Unknown said...

They turned out wonderfully. The marble makes all the difference!

Unknown said...

I love this so very much! That marble paper is the bee's knees! xoxo

Unknown said...

Absolutely love how you styled this IKEA classic Bethany!

Unknown said...

I love that marble contact paper! Now I'm trying to figure out where I can possibly use it! lol

Unknown said...

so crafty...such an high-end look. gorgeous update!

Unknown said...

I love this! Great job. Im a huge fan of this bookcase - I have the laptop desk too. Ive been thinking about hacking it but replacing the glass with plywood to give it an industrial edge. Love your blog PS xx

Unknown said...

Looks FABULOUS!!! I am dying to use that marble contact paper somewhere!!! Thanks for keeping it real... we all like to see that side too! xox, Emily @ 11gables.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

So, so good. I have been wanting to do this exact thing to my Vittejsos for months now but, you know, add it to the list... :)

Unknown said...

Can't wait to see the tour of your new home!!!! Doesn't matter that its undecorated right now :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I love how much storage you get, without the walls feeling heavy! And that chair rail & molding work is great.

Unknown said...

That's great! Thinking of doing this myself. Did you also get the desk with topper at Ikea(is that a hack?)

Unknown said...

I agree with Cassie! They look so good! Great job, hon! Happy Friday!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love, love, LOVE, what you did with this Ikea hack.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much! I've always envisioned them being gold!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Sarah! I'm loving all the extra storage!

Unknown said...

gotta keep it real :)

Unknown said...

Thanks! That's one of my favorite combos these days :)

Unknown said...

Haha, it really is so versatile and the lines are great!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Pam! The rest of my house is a mess, but having these organized makes me feel a little better :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Shannon! Love seeing your new place come together!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Marty!

Unknown said...

Thanks Laurie! I'm definitely having fun starting over and working with a blank slate.

Unknown said...

Thank you! I think so too, love that paper!

Unknown said...

Thanks Kristin! I want to cover everything in it! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Vel! It's a great piece!

Unknown said...

I know, it's so good and so versatile! I want to cover everything in my house with it!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Emily!

Unknown said...

Oh that would be so pretty!

Unknown said...

Thanks Emily! You definitely need some of the contact paper, it's so good!

Unknown said...

I have so many things on my list right now :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Jenny! I'm hoping to get some pictures taken this weekend for a little tour next week :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Rachel! I'm so happy to have a place to store everything and hopefully keep it somewhat organized :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! The topper for the desk is from IKEA, but the bases were a yard sale find. They make a VITTSJO that would look great with this too though.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Kennesha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Thank you! :)

Unknown said...

I love them too! I wish I would have room for your version

Unknown said...

Those are stunning and the styling is so pretty! Love your colors. Was this a dining room that you're using for your office?

Unknown said...

I've always loved them, so glad we have a place for them now. The storage can't be beat!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Jennifer! Yes, that is technically the dining room, but we never used our dining room at our old house so we made this the office. There's another room that's technically supposed to be an office but we are using it as a playroom for now.

Unknown said...

That marble contact paper is delicious! I'm ordering some ASAP!!

Unknown said...

I know! I want to cover everything in my house with it! :)

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