Turn an Ikea Desk Into a Glamorous TV Console
The Everygirl shows us how to use gold leaf detailing to add a stylish pop to simple furniture.
Whether designing for myself or my interior design clients, I pride myself on being practical. I'm always asking myself: Is there something that can be refurbished? What do we have that could still work in the space? Can I find a more affordable version of this piece I love?
For example, we recently needed a new television console for our living room, and a few years ago, I purchased the Ikea Besta Burs desk in lacquer red. Needless to say the lacquer red would no longer work with the space or my current taste! I'd seen a few DIYs for gold leafing online (mostly for mirrors), and I knew if I painted it white and added a little gold, it would be the perfect mix of airy and glam that I was after. This DIY is very reasonable (it only cost me $11 for the kit!) and super easy! This technique would work on wood as well, so shop your basement, local thrift store, or snap up the Ikea desk if you want a little luxury for your space!