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IKEA shelf Makeover: White and Gold

I have been a much happier person since I discovered my love of white and gold.  I have four, yes you heard me FOUR of these grey LERBERG shelves from IKEA.  They are a great lightweight option for your home/office/bathroom, whatever.  I’ve used them in my old studio for years and they made the move to my new Music Therapy clinic. My only problem is, I’m trying to move away from all of the grey and dive into my new found color obsession.  Enter spray paint!  Gold and White!

bookshelf redo

The first step was to take them apart, which is super simple.  All you need is an allen wrench.  Then commence to spraying, making sure to get each side from every angle and let dry.  This is the hardest part – the waiting – I hate the waiting.

gold book shelf


gold book shelfgold and white book shelfOnce the pieces dry, touch up any spots that are not saturated with color and then flip over and paint the other side.  Wait more.  (Do not forget to paint the screws)

Once everything is dry, re-assemble the pieces and fill the shelves.  ikea hack shelf

Aah!  Isn’t that better?  It adds such a light airy feeling to the room.  So much brighter!  I love it!  Now, I have to do the same thing to its three brothers.

ikea hack shelfikea shelf hackikea shelf hack   Do you have a piece of furniture that suits your needs but not your style?  Hack that sucker!

Happy Hacking!

Smile big and Sing loud,



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