Weekend DIY : Ikea Bookshelf

I previously contributed this DIY to iVillage, but so many of my Edesign clients have had success with it that I wanted to share it with you!

This is a super simple DIY that will add a dose of glam to any room.  

What you need: 

Ikea Vittsjö shelving unit,

Gold Paint (I had to hand paint as I was in my tiny NY apartment), I used inexpensive gold acryllic paint for a base coat then painted a top coat with this gold leaf paint to amp up the luxe look.

If you have the space, spray painting is the way to go! 

I prefer Krylon Metallic paint in Bright Gold.

As always, be patient between coats! Even hand painting this was a speedy DIY. 

Please send me pics if you try this, I'd love to share your success!

-photos be Erik Melvin

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