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:

Bethany DeVore said...

Love!! fits perfectly in your space too!

Bethany DeVore said...

ha i love how you revealed the other side too!

Bethany DeVore said...

These look great! Loving the gold+marble.

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore 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!

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

Absolutely love how you styled this IKEA classic Bethany!

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore 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

Bethany DeVore 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

Bethany DeVore 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... :)

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

gotta keep it real :)

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much Marty!

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much Emily!

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh that would be so pretty!

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore 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.

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore 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?

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore 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.

Bethany DeVore said...

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

Bethany DeVore said...

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

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