Bank Holiday Ikea hack

If you’re looking for a quick and effective IKEA hack, to do over the long bank holiday weekend, then look no further! With some simple flat-pack building skills and a can of Rust-Oleum, the plain metal and tempered glass Ikea Vittsjö can go from mass-produced cheap to bespoke and unique in no time. 

Shimmering metallic tones give this desk a high-end edge, but if silver isn’t your thing and you’re ready to go beyond gold, why not update your desk with Rust-Oleum’s trend-setting millennial pink hue, Rose Gold Metallic. 
No one will ever guess where you got this pretty little number after this quick and easy DIY…

What you will need:
  • Rust-Oleum Rose Gold Metallic 
  • Rust-Oleum Surface Primer 
  • Ikea Vittsjö
  • Clean cloth or sponge 

1. Assemble the Ikea Vittsjö laptop table leaving the glass top to one side.

2. Move the metal frame out to a well-ventilated space and place on top of a large dust sheet or some old newspapers. You may want to cover the surrounding area with additional dust sheets/ newspaper to protect from spray mist.

3. Wipe the frame with a clean with a damp sponge or cloth and allow this to dry before proceeding to the next step.

4. Holding the can approximately 30cm away from the metal frame. Apply up two coats of Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, leaving at least four hours in between each coat.

5. Take your can of Rust-Oleum Rose Gold Metallic and shake thoroughly. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the frame and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.

6. Leave to dry in a well ventilated place for 24 hours.

7. Place the glass top on the finished frame and admire your brand-new expensive desk.

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  1. This is exactly the sort of design hack I'd be into if it would stop raining so I could get out and use the paint in the garden! But I wonder how long rose gold has got before it stops being trendy?

    1. Yes i always like to use the garden for DIY, I think if you still like the colour then it doesn't matter if it s trendy or not, and at the end of the day, you could re-spray again :-)

  2. The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lot of information is helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, looking forward for more content...Great job, keep it up.

  3. This is such a beautiful DIY project. I just love blush pink! Thanks for sharing.


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