"IKEA hack" Create a Rose Gold Desk

If you're looking for a quick and effective little DIY project for the weekend, look no further. With some simple flat-pack building skills and a can of Rust-Oleum, the plain metal and tempered glass IKEA Vittsjö desk can go from mass-produced to bespoke and unique in no time. And you could create this little beauty for less than £50! 

Shimmering metallic tones give this desk a high-end edge, but if silver isn’t your thing and you’re ready to go beyond gold, why not update your desk with a trend-setting millennial pink hue, using Rose Gold Metallic paint.

Rust-Oleum Rose Gold Metallic
Rust-Oleum Surface Primer
IKEA Vittsjö Desk
Clean cloth or sponge

1. Assemble the IKEA Vittsjö laptop table leaving the glass top to one side.
2. Move the metal frame out to a well ventilated space and place on top of a large dustsheet or some old newspapers. You may want to cover the surrounding area with additional dust sheets/ newspaper to protect from spray mist.
3. Wipe the frame with a clean with a damp sponge or cloth and allow this to dry before
proceeding to the next step.
4. Holding the can approximately 30cm away from the metal frame. Apply up two coats of
Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, leaving at least four hours in between each coat.
5. Take your can of Rust-Oleum Rose Gold Metallic and shake thoroughly. Hold the can
approximately 30cm from the surface of the frame and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke.
For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.
6. Leave to dry in a well ventilated place for 24 hours.
7. Place the glass top on the finished frame and admire your brand-new expensive desk.

Rust-Oleum Rose Gold Spray Paint, 400ml, £8.99, B&Q
Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, 400ml, £9.49, B&Q

And the best thing of all? No one will ever guess where you got this pretty little number.