Recently, I decided to give my bedroom a makeover. I got rid of all of the furniture, pulled up the carpet, installed new laminate flooring and painted the walls. Lately, I am obessed with metallic gold finishes. While browsing around on the internet for shelving options, I came across these gold/brass shelves and I have been on the hunt for my own ever since! BUT, come to find out these things are EXPENSIVE! My goal is to redo this bedroom for as less money as possible. So I decided to figure out a way that I can give myself want I wanted by spending less $$$$.This is my inspiration piece of furniture: [caption id="attachment_1319" align="alignnone" width="640"] MY INSPIRATION![/caption]
After only a few days of searching, I found the VITTSJÖ series at Ikea. This shelving was perfect. It is all metal and glass... and all I had to do was paint it! The price was unbelievably low compared to the cost of upwards of $1000 to get the shelving I wanted.
I had a few options for achieving that metallic gold that i was looking for. I could've used a metallic glaze, gold leaf, or spray paint. I really liked the idea of trying out the gold leaf, but I have never done it before and since I was being lazy, I decided to go with my all time fav, the Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint. Metal is super easy to spray paint b/c it requires little to no prep at all.In the meantime, while the paint on the shelves were drying, I decided to add a bit more of a pop to the room an paint some gold stencils on the wall where the storage units will sit. I used Martha Stewart Living Metallic Glaze Medallion Specialty Finish in Gold. This product is super easy to find. I purchased mine at The Home Depot. The only thing that I don't like about this product is that it is very pricey compared to regular paints. I love how this turnes out. I will post more pics as my bedroom transformation come along. Google