DIY: Gold Étagère

Posted on: July 28, 2012
DIY: Gold Étagère

There are so many gorgeous products online which makes it really easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, it’s often hard for me to afford what I see {darn!} so I have to get a little creative when furnishing and decorating my home. This week, I decided to tackle this beautiful gold étagère!

My Inspiration:

Gold shelf 1 DIY: Gold Étagère

My DIY Gold Etagere:

large shelf DIY: Gold Étagère

What you need:

Ikea Vittsjo Shelving Unit ($40.00)

3 Cans Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint in “Pure Gold” ($21.00 for three at Home Depot)

1 Piece of Glass (purchased and cut at your local glass shop for around $10.00) The Ikea Vittsjo comes with three glass shelves, you just need to buy one more

1 Piece of Mirror (purchased and cut at your local glass shop for around $10.00)

*Tip:  Bring one of your wood-like shelf inserts to the glass shop and tell them to cut your glass and mirror to that exact size

Ikea Vittsjo DIY: Gold Étagère

What you need to do:

Step One:  Assemble Vittsjo according to Ikea’s instructions (do not insert glass and wood-like shelf inserts)

Step Two:  Spray paint the entire shelving unit and let dry completely

Step Three:  Install glass shelf inserts into the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and top shelves

Step Four:  Install your mirror insert into bottom shelf

cake dish1 DIY: Gold Étagère

Before After Vittsjo DIY: Gold Étagère

XO, Louisa

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  1. You wrote one piece of glass, but you mean 4 right? Looks beautiful!

    • Hi Amanda, the Ikea Vittsjo actually comes with 3 glass shelves & 2 faux-wood shelves. I didn’t like the faux-wood shelves to I had my local glass shop make me one more glass shelf and one mirrored shelf for the bottom. So you only need 1 more piece of glass. Hope this helps!

  2. I think I like your version better!!!! Thanks for all the budget friendly things! :)

  3. Oh how funny, I just did this exact same thing to two of these! I sprayed the top wood and bottom gold, I like your idea of using mirrors, might have to change them out to that now. Kate from Centsational Girl did a post on the varying ways to do both styles. She did hers in white and inserted rustic wood top and bottoms. I love these shelves!

    • I love both of your ideas, spraying yours gold and Kate using the rustic wood. I will have to check it out! Seriously, there are so many different ways you can customize these shelves!!!!!

  4. Another one I love!

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  8. Thank you, Thank you for this post! While not very creative myself I must rely on people like you!! I am preparing a booth space for a holiday market and will be using 2 of these…and didn’t break the bank.

    • Yay! So glad you are going to make some shelves! Should be perfect for your holiday market!

  9. Very cute. Thanks!

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  18. Love this! I went to IKEA website to order but it was going to be $349 just to ship. Did you order or get the shelf in a store? I don’t live near a store and this seems crazy for shipping. Just curious how you got yours. Thanks!

    • Hi Courtney! Yes, Ikea’s shipping charges are ridiculous! I purchased mine at the store!

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  21. I’m moving into a new apartment this Saturday and I am bringing with me some of my parents old furniture, so it is great to see how much furniture can be transformed with just a simple paint job. I like furniture with alot of color and personality!

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