Painted IKEA Vittsjo Bookcase


I had been looking for a narrow gold bookcase to put in our dining room for awhile but didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. I decided while my girls were still young I wasn't going to spend much on furniture. It seems like they stain or wreck so many things in our house. 

I found a bookcase from World Market that I loved and after looking on Pinterest for ideas, I noticed people were spray painting IKEA Vittsjo bookcases. While I absolutely hate DIY projects because they never turn out, I decided to give it a try. 

                Gold Milayan Bookcase $249 | IKEA Vittsjo $49

               Gold Milayan Bookcase $249 | IKEA Vittsjo $49

I used about six cans Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface spray paint in pure gold. I found it at a local hardware store cheaper than what is on Amazon. My only mistake was spray painting on an old sheet instead of plastic. The fabric stuck to the wet paint and left fuzz marks. I had to sand a few places down and repaint.


For under $100, I am so happy how it turned out. I might even try a few more projects!


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