Build Your Own White and Gold VIKA Trestle Desk

Build Your Own White and Gold VIKA Trestle Desk

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 30, 2011

Nothing like a glamorous DIY to keep yourself busy through this wonderful Summer. If you've got an urge for some shiny glam-factor, try this quick and easy desk enhancement project that takes IKEA's VIKA furniture line from budget to classy modernista!

The basic ingredients for this hack:

  • An IKEA VIKA BYSKE tabletop
  • Set of VIKA LERBERG trestle legs
  • Primer
  • White Paint
  • Polycrylic Coating
  • Gold Spray Paint

First, you start with the table top. Coat it with a layer of primer, followed by 3 coats of paint, and then 2 coats of polycrylic for a smooth finish. We'd recommend wiping down and evening out the paint/coats between applications.

As for the legs, spray paint them with 2-3 coats of metallic gold paint for that extra punch of class at a fraction of the cost.

You can pick up the IKEA VIKA gear here and here.

(Via IKEA Hacker)

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