Astral Riles

IKEA HACK: Gold shelving unit for the bedroom

IKEA HACK: Gold shelving unit for the bedroom

Hellllllooooo World! I have been gone for a while, but now I am back and I hope to be a bit more consistent with my blog posts from now on.

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! 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.     shelf     shelf1     accentwall         accent wall and shelfGoogle
Jan 20, 2017

HI! Love this Ikea hack. I also really like the stencils on the wall. Can you share where you purchased the stencils? Thanks!

Spcialt
Jan 20, 2017

Hi Astral,

I also came across your site while looking for decorating inspo for a very large wall in my living room. I was wondering what kind of tv stand you are using & where can I get it?

Thank you & btw, your living space is so glamorous!!

Warmly,
Sun

Sun
Jan 20, 2017

Hi Michelle,

Thanks! Yes, I am definitely using the middle piece as a TV stand. At 1st I was a tad bit worried, just as you are, but actually it’s not that bad at all. If you are standing up looking at the stand it looks a bit odd b/c its so low. I have a 47" TV on the stand and I have a regular height sofa that is placed about 6-7 feet away from the tv. The size of the TV really plays a big part. If my tv were way smaller it would be a problem. As of now, I am cool with it. When I’m sitting on the sofa, the tv actually ends up being eye-level to me.

Once the bedroom is finished, I will definitely post pics on my blog so that you can see how it all looks.

I hope that helps.

thx
Astral

astralriles
Jan 20, 2017

Hi! Thanks so much. I ordered the wall stencils from Royal Design Studio. I love their stencils. I have provided the link below.
http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/products/large-ribbon-damask-stencil

thx
Astral

astralriles
Jan 20, 2017

Found your post while searching around online. The gold update looks fabulous!! And wish I’d seen it before buying my coffee table— oh well :)

With that said, I did buy the TV stand (the middle piece) and have found—after buying it and putting it together—that it is quite short, close to the ground… Are you using a tv on yours? I am considering ways to either raise the stand off the ground (feet of some sort?) or to raise the tv higher off of the table (like with a box or something sturdy). I do not really want to mount the tv on the wall because I am in a rental, and would rather return the stand if that was the only option.

So long story short— are you using a tv? How does it look now? Have you needed to raise it to put it closer to eye level?

Sorry for the long ramble!

Michelle G.

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