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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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Gold IKEA Bookshelf

Gold IKEA Bookshelf

Gold IKEA Bookshelf | Re-Mix-Her
Gold IKEA Bookshelf | Re-Mix-Her

After months of drooling over this DIY gold IKEA bookshelf, I took the plunge and finally made it! This bookshelf has seen some serious miles because it made the trek back from Salt Lake City with me in August. (Hey, IKEA—time to put a store in Omaha, OK? Thanks.) Then it made the trek from my apartment to a friend's garage where I spray-painted it gold (because there wasn't enough space to paint it at my apartment), and it made the trek back to my apartment where I finally set it up a few weeks ago.

I must say—I love it. My roommate and I have a major thing for gold decor, and this bookshelf fit the bill, especially considering the last bookshelf that was there was brown and rickety. If you're in the market for one, I'd highly suggest following these DIY instructions. I found I needed about six cans of spray paint when all was said and done, as opposed to the two cans the instructions recommend. It was a bit finicky to put together because the gold spray paint scratched off quite easily, but once you get it assembled and touch up any marks, it looks luxe. 

My roommate and I are still working on the setup of it (we're slightly stumped about what to do with our DVDs because we don't want them on these shelves forever), but I wanted to show you all the finished product now that it's done. Thanks to Elizabeth for making everything look pretty on it!

Beauty Empties

Beauty Empties

Falling for Rust

Falling for Rust