Giving everything from an IKEA shelving unit to a foam model hand the Midas touch is as easy as picking up a can of gold spray paint. With a gilded finish, every surface suddenly looks much more expensive—and no one has to know it's all thanks to this $5 hardware store staple.
To make the IKEA VITTSJO bookshelf match the glam-quotient of the rest of her Austin apartment, Whitney spray-painted the frame gold.
After gilding an IKEA desk and laptop table with a can of gold spray paint, Brenna from Chic Street Style tucked them together to make a set of nesting tables. She used the same paint to glam up the shelving hardware, too.
Taking a cheap plywood side table and giving the legs a gold-dipped effect instantly makes it look like a West Elm piece. Find the super-simple how-to on Chasing Shiny Objects.
One can of gold spray paint was all it took to make a $15 Target clothing rack look luxe. Watch the transformation in action on Daily Dose of Charm.