diy, for the home

Painted IKEA VITTSJO Bookcase

In the words of Taylor Swift, “I got a blank space baby.”

It’s between my closet and TV.


I can’t hang art there because it wouldn’t make sense with the gallery wall next to it. I decided to go with a bookcase/shelving unit. The IKEA VITTSJO Shelving Unit was perfect. I’ve seen the VITTSJO line spray painted gold a lot. I figured it would dress it up and go with my living room, since I already have gold accents.


I decided to spray paint it before assembling, but then had to touch it up after assembling. If I was going to redo it, I would assemble first, then paint. I used Rust-Oleum metallic gold paint. Highly recommend it. I needed two cans.


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  • Reply Lynda

    Looks awesome! I just purchased the shelf. I will take your advice on assembling first – Thanks! How difficult was the assembly?

    March 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    • Reply Mara

      It was pretty simple! IKEA is good at that stuff. Also if I can build something it must be easy šŸ˜‰

      March 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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