My biggest problem with my beauty room is that I never have enough storage or places to put things so I have been searching for the perfect shelving unit to add some decor to my room! Today I want to share with you how I took an inexpensive shelving unit from IKEA and turned it into a luxury-looking unit.

Since my room is gold and white themed I really wanted a gold “etagere” as some would call it. It’s really just a fancy shmancy word for shelving unit!

ikea shelves painted gold, how to store handbags, cute gold shelves for office, cute gold shevesOriginal Photo : The Sweetest Thing Blog

Okay but how cute is Emily Gemma’s shelving unit? I die over this picture and it is EXACTLY what I am looking for! Since my room will not allow that sized shelving unit, I decided to get the individual one instead!

Items you will need :
Items needed to make DIY ikea shelving unitIKEA VITTSJÖ Shelving Unit // Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint // Marble / Granite Contact Paper

So here we go..
Putting together an IKEA shelving unitThe first picture was telling me not to do this alone. But of course I did, because I am impatient and couldn’t wait for my husband, LOL!

After it was all put together, I picked up some metallic gold spray paint and got to spray painting. I quickly realized that one can is definitely not enough! So if you buy this exact shelving unit then make sure you pick up two, even three bottles.DIY Ikea shelving. Turn Inexpensive into LuxurySpraying Shelves from IkeaDIY -- Ikea hack. Inexpensive to luxury so easilyIkea DIY shelving unitI really loved the granite contact paper for the bottom shelf. I picked it up from Home Depot for like, 7 bucks. I also added it to the top shelf and put it underneath and I think it adds the right touch without looking tacky. I wasn’t feeling the all gold look.

The Final Result !!
Ikea Shelving Unit. DIY from white to gold inexpensive to luxury!
Overall I am so pleased with how this turned out. I know I don’t have mine filled with Chanel and Celine handbags like Emily Gemma (although I wish so badly it was), I’m totally obsessed. I can’t wait to get another one for the other side of my dresser. This DIY project was easy-peasy and totally worth the money. Gold shelving units can be $400+ and that’s on the low side!

How did you guys like this project? — What DIY projects have you done lately?

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16 Comments on DIY Ikea Shelving Unit | From Inexpensive to Luxury!

    • I know I loved the granite! I really wanted marble contact paper because it looks so chic, but home depot was out so I thought this was next best! haha obviously I can’t wait for anything so I needed it right away!

    • It’ll look so good in your house!! If you don’t want gold, they have black, white and brown.. Or you can spray it whatever color you want! :)

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