Happy Monday everyone! I’m sensing some spring in the air and I’m super excited! I’m currently on spring break and enjoying the time off. I’ve got quite the to do list and I’m slowly checking everything off starting with some things around the house. One thing I’ve been wanting to do in our living room is add some shelving in a corner that was crying for a little love. I’ve always had my eyes on the Ikea Vittsjo shelving unit. I’ve loved all the hacks I’ve seen and thought it would be perfect for the space!
Up until about a week ago the area housed a bar cart.
For the shelves I purchase 2 of the Vittsjos.
Unfortunately these shelves only come in black and thats not what I was looking for so out came the spray paint. I used Zinsser oil based primer and Rust-oleum Metallic paint with the gold top. I assembled the pieces first before spraying. For each unit I used about 1 1/2 cans of primer (2 coats) and 2 cans of the metallic paint.
My best advice for this is once you think you’re all done bring the piece outside. Even though I was working inside the garage with the door open it was amazing how many spots I saw that I missed once I brought it out in pure daylight! There are a ton of sections that you are spraying so having someone else take a look can also help make sure you haven’t missed any spots!
Once they were all sprayed I brought them inside. The majority of the unit has glass shelves except for the top and the bottom piece which are dark wood. Since that wouldn’t go with the look I had going on I ordered some contact paper that looked like marble. I ordered mine here.
I ordered one roll which was only able to cover two of the shelves so I had to order another roll for the two top shelves. Since I don’t necessarily need the top pieces to put it together I grabbed my knick knacks and decorated the shelves.
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