Upscale Coffee Table
Simple DetailsTransform $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
Centsational GirlA 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.
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Project PalermoTransform 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.
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Coaster-Frame Coffee Table
Ikea HackersPersonalize 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.
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Sanity FairGive 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.
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Glistening Gold Wall Unit
Waiting on MarthaGold 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.
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Trendy Side Table
Store Front LifeTurn 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.
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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.
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For Chic SakeSwapping 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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