When we started to redecorate the living room the one thing I really wanted was a gold shelving unit. I have seen them before on different blogs and knew I had to have one. I also saw one at Pottery Barn Kids, but didn’t want to pay the $600 asking price. This IKEA hack was super simple and best of all cost under $100. I am still in the process of decorating the shelves and finding cute little things to put on them. The decorating is the best part right? But, it’s super stressful decorating shelves. You think it would be easy, but it’s not. Once I have that part figured out I’ll do a post on shelf decorating but until then here’s the gold shelf. I tried to take the pictures when the lighting was good so it would look as genuine as possible.
Drop Cloth or Old Sheet
1.Assemble the shelving unit according to the package directions and lay out the drop cloth or old sheet.
2.Spray paint in 3 light coats on all sides. Be careful not to get too spray happy because then you will have spray paint in clumps.
3. Let each side dry about 1/2 an hour before moving onto the next side.
4. When the unit is dry insert the glass shelves and have fun decorating.
There are several different types of gold spray paint on the market that give different finishes. I actually tried a few others before I decided on the Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Paint. It just depends on what finish you are trying to go for. I wanted more of a metallic bright gold finish.
That’s all there is to the shelving unit. So incredibly easy and cheap.