Monday, June 10, 2013

Gold Desk Ikea Hack

I'm going a little gold crazy over here. First with the polka dot walls and now with a can of gold spray paint. This room is a bit of a transition space - for now it'll serve as the office and play area for Alice but eventually, once another kid comes along, Alice will move over from her nursery. So, with that in mind, I really did not want to invest much in a desk. I wanted something small, sleek and of course, gold! Enter IKEA and a can of spray paint from the Home Depot...

Gold Desk Ikea Hack

Yep, the perfect desk and it cost a whopping $54 plus spray paint. I purchased the 'vika moliden' legs ($20 each) and the 'vika amon' table top in a beautiful, glossy white. The table top is sadly being discontinued but the good news is it cost a whopping $14! Run, don't walk, to your nearest store!

I did some research and ended up choosing the Rustoleum Metallic Gloss gold spray paint. I'm so happy with the way it turned out and the shade of gold was perfect with the gold dots.

gold ikea legs

I kind of want to spray paint everything I own now...

Sources:
legs: IKEA, vika moliden
table top: IKEA, vika amon (discontinued, my store still has stock. similar here)
gold spray paint: rustoleum metallic gloss gold, the Home Depot

gold polka dot decals: urban walls
paint: para paints, coconut sugar

I still have a few more big pieces to get in place and then decorating! I'm working at "mom pace" over here so bear with me.

Christine

update: click here to see the completed home office tour in all it's gold and girly glory!

56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous
    Love the polka dots and the table
    Another fabulous transformation ,cant wait to se the rest of" the to do evrything room " ;)
    Sorry for late congratulations on your 5th Wedding Anniversary .All the best for the sweet couple.
    big kiss
    Lulu

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    1. Thank you so much, Lulu. You are the sweetest :)

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  2. I don't think I could live without gold spray paint :-) Your room looks so chic already!

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    1. Agreed. And I didn't know this until a week ago ;)

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  3. looks amazing! I was totally excited to see the finished product! I need to spray something gold...time to look around the house!

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  4. Fabulous! I know that once I start giving a few things the Midas' touch, I want to make everything gold! Looks amazing Christine!

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  5. oh my goodness i LOVE it! I have the same desk...and gold spray paint from doing vases...now there's an idea!

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  6. wow! that looks soooo great christine!

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  7. That looks awesome!! What a great way to make that desk look so high end. Love the gold dots too. Very Kate Spade! :)

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  8. SO GOOD My friend! SOOOOO GOOD! I'm running to ikea tomorrow in hopes of that desk! Oh, and the gold spray paint is sure to follow! Thanks for sharing!!!
    xoxoe

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    1. Thank you, Erinn! I hope you went quick, I know Paula was there the other day and they were already sold out!

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  9. Oh my gosh Christine! Amazing! Love what you can do with a can of gold spray paint!!! :)

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  10. love the transformation so far! the desk is beautiful!

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  11. *in my singing voice* I'm so Piiiiinnning thiiiissss!!

    This has got to be one of my favorite hacks. Easy, glam, BAM.

    P.S. Imagine me peering at you, wondering if you're prego. I know, I know. None of my business!! Just ignore me, I'm an annoying curious cat. ;)

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  12. Love, love, love what you'd done to this desk. I have a console with similar lines and finishes that I've been wanting to paint gold for, like, ever! I keep procrastinating...worrying that I'm going to ruin the piece and regret it. I think I'm finally ready to take the plunge. This looks fantastic!

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    1. Just do it, Amy! You will seriously not regret it... and if you do you can always spray paint it back, haha.

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  13. I love all the gold! The table turned out great!

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  14. love it!! just stumbled across your blog and i'm loving all your projects and design posts. we recently "hacked" two ikea pieces too with gold spray paint :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashley and "welcome"! I am going to have to pop over and check out your recent hacks!

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  15. Love this. That is a great finish for spray paint! xo Kristin

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    1. Yes. I was so happy with the shade of gold!

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  16. I just discovered your blog via Pinterest and now I'm inhaling the whole thing since we're just weeks away from moving into an actual house!

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    1. aww, yay! Thank you. So happy you found your way here :)

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  17. Wow, the desk looks awesome! Spray paint is seriously the perfect DIY tool - it's so fast and easy to do amazing transformations with a can of spray paint :-)

    Love the gold polka dots on the wall too :-)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! So fast and easy... and cheap!

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  18. OMG I'm obsessed with what you're doing with your office!! I may have to copy you on this desk -- it's fantastic!! And I have exactly the same deal going on... if we decide to have a baby (one of these days, maybe...) my office will have to go. This is perfect, I love to spray paint furniture.

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  19. OH MY GOSH! this is going to be so perfect for my bedroom and office! Thank you so, so, so much for this!

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    1. You're welcome, Alissa. Can't wait to see what you do with your rooms!

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  20. Christine, this is brilliant! I am suddenly trying to think of a way I can incorporate a gold and white table in my home! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  21. love love love. I better get my ass out to ikea asap.

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  22. Oh man, I love what's happening in this room so much!!!

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  23. This is just fantastic- love everything so far!

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  24. Ohmygoodness Christine! Seriously brilliant. I'm copying this for sure. Exactly what I've been looking for!

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  25. amazing, amazing amazing. It looks like such an expensive piece!

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  26. Looks so cute paired with the gold wall polka dots!

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  27. I saw this on Pinterest so had to come by and say - great job! It's amazing what a bit of gold paint can do. I have an addiction to spraying black frames gold.

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  28. Amazing, this looks so $$$! Brilliant work!

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  29. I'm looking for an inexpensive, yet cool desk and this may just be it! I didn't know this IKEA desk could look so good! Thanks for the idea - let's hope they have the tabletop in stock!

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  30. So genius! I have been looking everywhere for a good alternative to an expensive gold desk! I just ordered both and cant wait to spray paint it! www.margoandme.com

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  31. Looks amazing!! I love how your office is looking :)

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  32. Christine! I've been meaning to comment on this room...just a month late ;). It looks absolutely stunning! I've been loving gold and polka dots lately too and wish I had a space like this! Also congrats on being featured on Honey We're Home... I also follow her blog and was super excited for you when I saw it! Hope you all have been doing well!

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