Ikea Hack: Gold & Marble Shelves
July 7, 2014
It's no secret that gold is all the rage these days, which is why I'm particularly obsessed with this gilded DIY bookshelf. Originally purchased at Ikea, we've given this simple etagere an immediate upgrade with a little gilded love, and some marble contact paper. The best part? The entire thing can be done for $100 total.
Beige marble contact paper (2 rolls)
Natural marble contact paper (1 roll)
Gold spray paint (2 cans)
Plastic dropcloth

step-1Assemble the shelf frame according to the Ikea instructions. Lay outside on a large plastic dropcloth and spray paint gold in three light coats, rotating the unit as needed. Let dry ½ hour.
step-2While the frame is drying, cover the fiberboard shelves in beige marble contact paper. Begin the contact paper at one end of the shelf and slowly peel away the backing, smoothing out any air bubbles as you go. Use the scissors to snip away extra contact paper at the corners.
step-3Cover one of the glass shelves in the natural marble contact paper in the same manner.
step-4Place the shelves in the gold frame and style with your favorite books, glassware, and trinkets!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography  | Gold palace glasses: Anthropologie | Carved wooden box: Anthropologie | Gold planter: Anthropologie | Pale pink decanter: Crate & Barrel | Pink flower candles: Anthropologie | Voluspa candle: Anthropologie | Vintage gold rim martini glasses: Jess' personal collection | Vintage cut glass coupes: Jess' personal collection | Vintage cut glass decanter: Jess' personal collection | Vintage milk glass tableware: Jess' personal collection