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!

Ikea coffee table 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!cropped-lovecheria-logo-copy12.png



  • January 3, 2014 - 3:19 PM | Permalink

    Love it!!

    • lovecheria
      January 3, 2014 - 5:49 PM | Permalink

      Thanks so much!

  • Heather
    January 3, 2014 - 3:53 PM | Permalink

    Great job, Cheria! I love how it turned out! Your set-up looks gorgeous!

    • lovecheria
      January 3, 2014 - 5:49 PM | Permalink

      Awe Thanks Heather! You are too kind! I love looking at the pics of your projects and your place. You should start a blog my friend. We could be blog buddies! XO!

  • Alicia G.
    January 9, 2014 - 8:49 AM | Permalink

    A friend of mine turned me on to Ikea Hacks and various blogs on the matter a day or two before you posted this, so I really got a kick out of this post. I’m glad it turned out so well!

    • lovecheria
      January 9, 2014 - 5:29 PM | Permalink

      Oh yeah there are TON’S of awesome Ikea hacks. Some of them aren’t all that impressive but others are out of this world!

  • February 11, 2014 - 2:36 PM | Permalink

    oh WOW! that came out so cool! i am definitely going to look for this table set. the gold was a great choice.

    • lovecheria
      February 25, 2014 - 9:39 AM | Permalink

      Thanks lady!!! XO!

  • February 28, 2014 - 4:49 PM | Permalink

    I keep forgetting to tell you how awesome this turned out! AMAZING!!

  • Maura
    June 9, 2014 - 10:22 AM | Permalink

    Love this idea! I just ordered my own Vittsjo coffee tables to do the same hack. One quick question- where did you find your couch in this picture? I was just looking at a very similar model this weekend and absolutely love it!

    • lovecheria
      June 9, 2014 - 11:15 AM | Permalink

      Thanks Maura! Isn’t it brilliant! Wish I could take the credit for it…LOL! That is so funny that you should ask about my couch, I am actually planning to post about it soon. It was reupholstered, well kinda. One piece of it was and the other piece I had built. You are inspiring me to finish that post! :) Thank you so much for reading!!!

  • Sara
    June 27, 2014 - 8:18 AM | Permalink

    Hi there!

    Just wondering how the paint has held up on everything? I’ve been dying to do this hack (I’ve been trying to find a brass table that isn’t $1000…but JEEZ! Talk about nearly impossible)…just wondering how the paint has held up with normal wear & tear :)

    Any insight would be great! Thanks :)

    • lovecheria
      July 15, 2014 - 9:21 AM | Permalink

      I’m so sorry I am just now responding to this comment! This is such a great follow up question! I have to say that though I am still very much in love with my coffee table it is in need of another coat of paint. There is some wear on the top of the table. I should have used a clear coat sealer the first time. It still looks really good though. I would suggest you go for it! but seal it with Krylon’s Clear Coat sealer. Thanks so much for reading!

      • Sara
        July 23, 2014 - 11:04 AM | Permalink

        Awesome!! Thanks for the tip :) hoping to try this out soon! Thanks again.

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    • lovecheria
      May 8, 2015 - 8:12 PM | Permalink

      You totally should! Email me pics if you do! Thanks for reading!! Muah!

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