If you read regularly, you've seen some of the rooms in our new house.
Lately, I've been working on the upstairs living area. My *favorite* project, maybe ever, has been transforming our plain IKEA bookcases into something WAY more fun!
I started out with the plain old Besta bookcase from IKEA.
Now, I could have just styled the shelves and called it good, but I felt like it just needed something more!
I stumbled on this AMAZING company called O'verlays. They are pros at helping you customize, and basically transform, anything IKEA!
They helped me design some custom Greek Key panels for my Besta units. After I got them in the mail, it was DIY time!
I started out with plain white doors.
(**bonus** the doors are only $5 at IKEA! I love how cheap everything is there!)
I carefully taped the edges. I only wanted the front of the doors gold. The sides needed to stay white.
Then it was time to spray paint. I knew I wanted to use my favorite gold spray paint for the background. The O'verlays were going to stay crisp white.
I did a million small coats, being careful not to soak the doors in paint.
The result was a smooth, gold finish. I was in love already!
To attach the O'verlays, I used a little bit of superglue. The gel kind that doesn't run everywhere.
At this point, I couldn't believe how awesome they looked. I was so excited to get them on the bookcases!
Here's a little "before" shot of the bookcases. Looking a little sad....
Love. Love. Love.
Can you believe how a little spray paint and some O'verlays transformed these IKEA bookcases? It's awesome.
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