DIY Idea: Brighten Up Ikea Shelves

Better Homes and Gardens

There are some among us who add color to a room with bold fearlessness: a rich color on the wall here, a color contrasting couch there and some brightly hued throw pillows in yet another shade thrown in for good measure. For others, choosing how to brighten up a room is a more difficult decision.

A project that could make members of both groups happy is one that can be easily re-done: from color to black or white for those who lean towards neutral shades or to another color for those who favor bright shades. An inexpensive DIY involving IKEA shelves and spray paint might be just the thing.

In a post for Better Homes and Gardens, Nicole Balch of the blog Making it Lovely explains how to achieve this look with a set of IKEA Vittsjö shelves and a coat of yellow paint.

Keeping the lines simple and the look sleek allows a bold color to enhance a room without overpowering it. If you tire of yellow (or whatever color you chose), simply spray over for another look.

Via Making it Lovely

(Images: Better Homes and Garden)

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