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!