A few months back I was on the hunt for a simple gold bookshelf. I found that so many I loved were around $250 and up! This just seemed a little crazy to me. So I decided this gold bookshelf I was on the hunt for was now going to turn into a DIY.
After removing the gold element from my search I started to find several reasonably priced shelves that a can of gold spray paint would do wonders with. I ended up purchasing the Vittsjo Shelf from Ikea in white for just $49.
Next to dress this plain Jane up to her full potential.
A trip to Lowes for a few supplies and we were ready.
Now that we have all the items, it's time to make this doll come to life.
I think it's totally up to you if you want to assemble before or after you paint. I decided to assemble first, then spray. Once I had the shelf together I started with the primer. Even though the shelf was white, I still like to prime as it helps your paint adhere better. Once the primer was dry, it was time to paint this beauty gold. In the end I used almost 2 cans of paint. It never ceases to amaze me what a can of paint can do for a lifeless piece.
The three middle shelves are glass, but the top and bottom are solid, some type of faux wood.
I decided to dress this piece up just a touch more by wrapping the top and bottom shelves in marble contact paper. Seriously, this made the entire look of the bookshelf!
And...there you have it!
I couldn't be happier with the end result. Sometimes I find it's the DIY pieces in our home I adore the most. They just feel a little bit more special to me.