In my last post I promised to give you the low-down on some of the new additions in my living room, so here’s one. Usually I like to create things that I thought of all by myself; even if it’s already been done. I like feeling that the idea came from my own brain. But let’s face it, there are a whole lot of people out there who are way more creative than me AND I just happen to have a ton of blogger friends (by friends I mean people who I stalk, who have no idea who I am) so I’m bombarded with inspiration! This Ikea hack was just too good to pass up so I had to hop on the “everybody’s doing it” train!
Our Swedish friends over at Ikea have this great system called Vittsjo. Blogger after blogger has recommended it and now I know why! I decided to get these Vittsjo nesting tables after I saw Kristen from The Hunted Interior give them a makeover. She found her Vittsjo set at the goodwill! So lucky! I got mine at Ikea for $60. They are two separate tables so you could split them up if you wanted to. The system is super user friendly. Believe me, I HATE building furniture and this was painless! I usually beg David to build furniture for me, but this time he only had to be my assistant! It was a miracle! All I did was build the tables and spray paint all visible sides (as usual, cutting corners, don’t lay on the floor and try to look at the bottom side…lol). I used Design Master Colortool Spray Paint’s Brilliant Gold for the frame and Krylon’s Glossy White for the shelf.
I am absolutely in love with how it turned out. It took me maybe 15 minutes to assemble 20-30 minutes to paint and after an hour of drying it was ready to go.
I am now an official fan of the Vittsjo system! I first learned about it in a post for Better Homes and Gardens, where Nicole Balch of the blog Making it Lovely made these really beautiful yellow shelves. Plan A was to buy those, but when I needed a new coffee table I got sidetracked. Needless to say, I will most likely be making another Vittsjo investment soon. Stay tuned!