DIY Tuesday: Easy Gold Ikea Coffee Table Hack

Who doesn’t love a great Ikea hack? This time the Hunted Interior, one of my favorite blogs is reinventing Ikea’s Vittsjo nesting tables that retail for only $59.99! If you have been searching for the perfect gold and glass coffee table, look no further – this DIY is super cheap, easy, and fun to do right at home. There are two ways to do this DIY – spray paint it gold with two quick coats for Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold Spray Paint or simply gold leaf the whole coffee table.

Gold spray paint is hard to seal and retail it’s shine and gold leaf if sealed properly has a glistening shine that really makes it feel and look more expensive.

A few tips while gold leafing: use Elmer’s Spray Adhesive instead of regular glue to spray as you go and instantly attach the leaf instead of waiting 30 mins to apply. You also want to use gold leaf that is attached to pieces of tissue, which helps use up the whole sheet instead of parts of it. Use this tutorial here on gold leafing to help you on your way!

The first 3 pictures are the coffee table painted with gold spray paint and the rest is after it has been gold leafed. Notice the difference with the gold leafing as it has a more aged and luxurious look that looks even better with time.

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16 Responses to DIY Tuesday: Easy Gold Ikea Coffee Table Hack

  1. Sara says:

    How did you get the marble on the bottom?! Love it!

  2. Emilia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I have some Target side tables, very much like your coffee table (glass only, no marble) and this would look gorgeous. (The marble is not real stone?! I can hardly believe it!) Now, do you suggest spray painting gold before, just to get a gold-tone below? I was actually thinking of doing silver leaves, instead of gold, to match everything else in my living room.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

  3. David says:

    Emilia,

    Having just done this hack I would say it does help if you have gold colored surface to start with versus the stock brown. That way if you miss a few spots it will be much less noticeable…unless of course….you want a bit of a distressed look which you will get if you let some of the brown show through your gold leafing.

  4. Chelsea says:

    Hi Emilia!

    I have been looking for gold coffee tables EVERYWHERE and the only affordable ones I can find are from Safavieh and they’re sold out in every store 🙁

    I was SO happy to find your Ikea hack, because this is exactly what I was looking for! You did a beautiful job. I have one question about the Ikea coffee table. Is it possible to remove the bottom table entirely? The one you have marbeled? I don’t really want a bottom table unless it was glass like the top, so I was wondering if it was removable and if it is, does it look funny without it?

    Thank you!

    • Suzy Q says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      I’m pretty sure you can remove the bottom marble top, it doesn’t look funny without it – the smaller table doesn’t have the marble top and it looks stunning!

  5. emily says:

    This looks great! Do you know if it would be possible to add a real marble slab at the bottom?

    • Suzy Q says:

      Hi Emily, I’m not sure that would work since Ikea furniture is not heavy duty made from wrought iron. A marble slab is quite heavy.

  6. Mark Isbell says:

    Can I ask if this is the white table you have used and not the brown?
    I guess it is white as the bottom shelf is white.

  7. Mark Isbell says:

    Thank you for letting me know about the colour. I bought the white one )-:

    It’s no problem to change it though. Do you think the brown has a better result with the gold spray?

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