Get a High-End Look for Less: 9 Ways to Transform Ikea Vittsjo Shelves and Tables

The Ikea Vittsjo series ranges from just 24.99 to $139 but the hacks we've found will make it look like you spent a fortune

The simple metal and tempered glass of Ikea’s Vittsjo tables, shelves, TV units and storage combos are the perfect base to be transformed into unique, modern pieces. Read on to see how you can get a high-end look for less.

Upscale Coffee Table

Upscale Coffee Table

Simple Details

Transform $60 Vittsjo nesting tables into an upscale coffee table. Simple Details incorporated Ikea Metrik drawer handles to create the corner details and painted it all a rich metallic gold.

Get the how-to at Simple Details.

Streamlined Entertainment Center

Streamlined Entertainment Center

Centsational Girl

A pair of $70 bookshelves became an elegant entertainment center in a kid’s playroom when blogger Centsational Girl painted the units white and substituted dark wood shelves for the glass. The new wall of shelving houses books, art supplies, games, and a TV, but its open design keeps it from looking bulky or crowded.

Get the how-to at Centsational Girl.

Nesting Tables

Nesting Tables

Project Palermo

Transform a $60 pair of Vittsjo nesting tables so the smaller table sits flush inside the larger one for a streamlined profile. Dip the tips of the legs in gold paint for an uber-chic look.

Get the how-to at Project Palermo.

Coaster-Frame Coffee Table

Coaster-Frame Coffee Table

Ikea Hackers

Personalize the top of the $50 Vittsjo round coffee table by turning its surface into a display for your coaster collection -- or another collage you love. The patterned top will be a conversation starter while the glass keeps it functional.

Get the how-to at Ikea Hackers.

Chinoiserie Etagere

Chinoiserie Etagere

Sanity Fair

Give the $70 Vittsjo bookshelf the feel of a vintage Chinoiserie etagere. Sanity Fair achieved the right effect by painting the shelf white and adding decorative accents with Greek key corners from O’verlays.

Get the how-to at Sanity Fair.

Glistening Gold Wall Unit

Glistening Gold Wall Unit

Waiting on Martha

Gold paint is the key to this Ikea hack of the $70 Vittsjo shelving unit. Adding mirrors to the top and bottom shelves amp up the reflective factor.

Get the how-to at Waiting on Martha.

Trendy Side Table

Trendy Side Table

Store Front Life

Turn a $25 Vittsjo laptop table into a replica of trendy C-shaped side tables from high-end furniture stores. Replace the glass top with a thick wood slab with a good grain and nice stain for a clean and modern look.

Get the how-to at Store Front Life.

Custom-Fit Unit

Custom-Fit Unit

EAK! a House!

The metal frames of three $70 Vittsjo shelves were shortened slightly with a multi-max tool to fit under a window during a living-room decorating project at Eak! A House! The resulting half-shelf is a perfect space to stack coffee table books.

Get the how-to at EAK! a House!

Airy Etagere

Airy Etagere

For Chic Sake

Swapping out the solid top shelf of the $40 Vittsjo with a glass one increases the airy feel of the bookshelf in this project from For Chic Sake. A mirrored insert on the bottom shelf and a coat of pure gold spray paint on the metal frame make it a perfect space for displays.

Get the how-to at For Chic Sake.
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