IKEA Coffee Table Gets a Marble-and-Gold Makeover

The Hunted Interior

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IKEA's VITTSJÖ bookshelf is a great piece that's not only affordable and functional, but really easy to make over with a bit of paint. The results are surprising... surprisingly expensive-looking, actually. So one might guess the coffee table from the same line could get the same boost from just a little bit of DIY TLC too, right?

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Kristin of The Hunted Interior followed that same line of thought when she found the IKEA VITTSJÖ nested tables at Goodwill (although they're totally afforable at the $59.99 regular price). Guided by inspiration like this $900 coffee table from Wisteria, Kristin gave the IKEA tables a gold-and-marble makeover. With just paint. Seriously.

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The frames of the tables got a quick hit with metallic gold spray paint, and Kristin painted the flat bottom surface of the long table with a deceptively easy faux marble paint tutorial from Danika of Gorgeous Shiny Things (check out Danika's technique on her laminate kitchen counters).

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For extra credit, Kristin eventually added some authentic gold leaf to the spray-painted frame. I love the look either way, and am now stuck wondering what surfaces in my apartment I can paint to make more luxe. I feel like the Midas of faux marble.

(Image credits: The Hunted Interiror; IKEA; The Hunted Interior; Gorgeous Shiny Things)