Today I am branching out from my normal outfit posts and getting into some DIY projects and sharing with you a part of my home. Interior decorating is my second love (right after fashion) and I find that many of the same "rules" apply to both dressing and decorating. I love how both hobbies challenge my creative eye and create a satisfying, visual, and immediate result... Instant gratification, anyone? ;) I'm truly obsessed.
The only problem with these said hobbies is that they cost money... Oftentimes, lots of money, and it can be hard to juggle both on a semi-realistic budget. That being said, I have to make some decisions on where my paychecks are going to go to first. I'll be honest... Clothes pretty much always win (duh) but this past month, team home decor took a big win! I was at Ikea and saw the Vittsjo series (particularly the nesting tables) and fell in love! I knew it had potential, so I did some research online of some great hacks. And then I found a winner. For my particular living room, I decided to separate the two tables. I put the smaller one in my closet for some extra storage... Because who doesn't need more storage there?
So without further ado, here's my version of the Ikea Vittsjo Nesting Tables the cost break down, and instructions on how you can recreate the look. I hope you enjoy!
Ikea Vittsjo Nesting Tables $60
8 packs of the Ikea Metrik 4 3/16 Drawer Pulls $50
2 cans of Gold Rustoleum Spray Paint $9 (Walmart)
Loctite Super Glue Gel $4 (Walmart)
=Total cost of project is about $125
1. Assemble the table (without adding the glass and wood table tops)
2. Spray paint the drawer pulls (one side at a time) and let dry
3. Spray paint the table and let dry
4. Apply a second coat of paint to the table and pulls and let dry completely
5. Finish assembling the table
5. Using the super glue, put one of the drawer pulls horizontally in the corner, and the other vertically. Repeat in each corner of the coffee table. Let dry... And decorate!
**I strongly reccomend finishing and sealing the table with a clear paint sealer. You can find one near the spray paint aisle!**
See it's super easy. I promise, I am not some sort of DIY genius and I could totally handle this one. If I can do it, you can too! I also made the leopard and gold tray from a $2 ikea kitchen tray! Tutorial coming soon, if you'd like! Let me know what you think and feel free to email me a picture if you do the project yourself... Or if you have any other great ikea hacks! I'd absolutely love to see! Enjoy :)