LUSTING AFTER: GILDED MAKEOVER

So, a lot of people were asking me about yesterday's post and if I knew of any similar tables at a lower price. Well, the hunt is on, but in the mean time, there is another affordable option. It's a DIY, but don't worry, it's actually very simple.

Enter the VITTSJO coffee table from Ikea....

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It's $39, so you can't beat it.

Instructions: spray paint the thing with gold metallic paint.

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There are a ton of gold spray paint options out there, but I think the best is Rust-oleum Specialty Metallic Gloss Gold Spray Paint. This one dries to a glossy true gold and doesn't have any brown undertones.

Cheryl from Dwell by Cheryl did this project and posted about it on her blog. Here are her during and after photos...

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Pretty right? Looks just as nice as the coffee tables in my last post.

If you aren't into the black bottom shelf, I would suggest getting a piece of glass or mirror cut to put in its place. You could spray it gold, but for some reason, I'm not thinking it would look great.

I've seen this DIY project done several times with all different pieces of Ikea furniture.

Ana Antunes transformed the VITTSJO shelving unit into this golden gem.

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It looks so much more expensive than it is!! If you look closely, you can see that she replaced the black bottom shelf with a piece of custom cut mirror, which I like way better.

Dana upgraded her VITTSJO coffee table into this......

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Love it and I like her choice of omitting the bottom shelf.

Marrianne transformed the Linnmon/Vika Lerberg table into this.....

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I'm kind of obsessed with this one.

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Bethany DeVore'sANTILOP Highchair makeover is great as well....So cute.

If you are looking for another coffee table option. Jordan created this beauty out of the KLUBBO coffee table......

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So, it turns out, you don't have to sell your kidney to get that expensive golden look. Spray paint is one of my fave things when it comes to making over furniture pieces. It's so easy and makes such a big impact for little cash. I've been thinking of spraying our coffee table, and since the weather is getting nicer now, you may just see another DIY post soon.

CIAO FOR NOW