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.