Gold Ikea Ekby Bjärnum Shelves
As part of my home office refresh I updated the existing Ikea Ekby Bjärnum shelf brackets with a few coats of metallic gold spray paint. The new look satisfies my desire to make everything gold and makes them look a little less default.
I first primed the brackets with a coat of Kilz oil-based spray primer and then used Montana Gold spray paint in Goldchrome to give them a metallic gold finish. They needed 3 thin coats to fully cover the metal finish. Though Montana Gold is my favorite spray paint, I found this finish to leave fingerprints. If I were doing this again, I definitely would wear gloves while installing the brackets to avoid smudging the pretty gold finish. And since these brackets have exposed screw heads, I gave them a quick coat of paint with some liquid gilding so they match the brackets.
Do those scalloped storage jars look familiar? I gave the lids a quick coat of spray paint so they now match the gold brackets. The gold storage box is just a plain white box I picked up at the craft store that I covered with some gold mylar tape.
Hmm… I wonder what else can I make gold?