While I haven’t tackled a ton of Ikea hacks, I absolutely LOVE the idea of customizing inexpensive furniture so we’ll revisit this post with a few smart ones I spied. 11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf celebrates Vittsjo hacks from genius DIYers around the web!
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11 Super Simple Ikea Hacks for Vittsjo Desk & Shelf!
One of my favorite unfussy, durable, stylish, and affordable collections from Ikea is their Vittsjo series (and here’s a looklike too). The metal and tempered glass Ikea Vittsjo series includes shelf units, laptop tables, coffee tables, laptop stands, TV unit, and nesting tables. Vittsjo pieces are awesome on their own, yet plenty of folks choose to transform them DIY style.
Before we consider inspiration around the web for the Ikea hacks, here is how I used Vittsjo pieces without any hacks or effort at all within the Arizona house.
BTW, did you know you can buy Ikea items on Amazon? Yep. Not everyone lives near an Ikea store so find Vittsjo on Amazon RIGHT HERE.
The beauty of these Vittsjo pieces is how they can stand alone as well as be combined. For example, one or two shelf units joined by a laptop table becomes a formidable entertainment system unit.
Vittsjo for Desk/Bedside Table
How affordable is Vittsjo? Well, the Vittsjo laptop table (why is this not called a desk!?!) used in two guest bedrooms at our vacation getaway was $39.99!
Both guest bedrooms were on the small side, so the 39″ x 14″ Vittsjo laptop table worked well as a bedside table in one of them as well as a desk/vanity in another. The roman numerals are a DIY project, and they relate to our sons’ birth years.
You need not store a laptop on the Vittsjo laptop table! Have fun deciding what to display!
Affordable Options for a Desk
I decorated this second house of ours on a shoestring budget (gold spray-painted 50cent plastic giraffe, anyone?). The Swedish style vintage chair I paired with the Vittsjo desk (in black/brown) was a $3 wobbly find at Goodwill. I tightened the screws underneath and also slapped on a coat of paint.
Use Them as Console Tables Too
Below is a Vittsjo laptop table in another serene, with black and white guest room at the Arizona house. The Marius stool is also an Ikea find, and the vintage marble based lamp is an original Midcentury modern piece I found locally. The mercury glass jars are Pottery Barn.
When space is at a premium, the shallow Vittsjo pieces truly come to the rescue since they are so multi-functional.
I swear we’re getting to those Vittsjo hacks, but I have to show off another one of my favorite Ikea pieces I turn to again and again.
I bought this Ikea Mongstad Mirror (similar HERE) for bedrooms at the Arizona house as well as a guest bedroom here in Chicagoland. I keep toying with the idea of hacking it by covering the dark frame with something light and ethereal. Stay tuned.
Back to Fabulous Vittsjo!
My favorite Vittsjo piece is obviously the laptop table, and I’ll be showing you a few of my favorite hacks to it. But there’s also another Vittsjo piece I admire as well.
I talked my sister into adding two Vittsjo shelving units (see below) to her office we began redesigning a couple of days ago. Wait til you see how that modern Scandi office makeover is shaping up! (Peeks are coming soon!)
Ikea Hacks: Vittsjo Shelving Unit
But let’s say you want a less austere metal etagere in your space? Vittsjo is super easy to work with…let’s peek at some fabulous hacks!
Ikea Hack No. 1: Serene Vittsjo
Your favorite gold spray paint and a little carrara marble contact paper can work wonders on a Vittsjo shelf unit!
If you’re dreaming of a serene, timeless, and tranquil bedroom retreat for yourself…make sure you SEE THIS with its mood board and sources created especially for you!
Ikea Hack No. 2: Rustic Chic Vittsjo
Ikea Hack No. 3: Airy Vittsjo
Ikea Hack No. 4: Marble Look Vittsjo
Another pretty hack with marble adhesive paper!
Ikea Hack No. 5: Industrial Farmhouse Vittsjo
Look what happens when you add rustic planks of wood to Vittsjo shelves!
Ikea Hack No. 6: Blush Modern Vittsjo
Is your mind flooding with ideas yet for how you might customize a Vittsjo shelving unit?
Ikea Hacks: Vittsjo Laptop Table
Did I mention Vittsjo comes in a white colorway? Woohoo! Yep it does! So if you all-white decor fans thought you’d have to bust out the paintbrush to hack the black/brown finish…shazam.
Ikea Hack No. 7: Rose Gold Vittsjo
For a sweet, trendy look, think rose gold:
Ikea Hack No. 8: Concrete Top Vittsjo
Is this my favorite Vittsjo laptop table hack? It just may be! I love the idea of trying this hack!
Ikea Hack No. 9: Entry Table Vittsjo
Laptop tables are not just for bedrooms or living rooms…look at how it can become command central in an entry.
Ikea Hack No. 10: Minty & Mobile Vittsjo
For an airy bar service area and a colorful pop against white…
Ikea Hack No. 11: Rustic Bar Vittsjo
How about adding wine glass storage underneath Vittsjo’s top?
3 Inspiring Ways to Style Vittsjo
Fashionably Black & White
Love the chair? Find Ikea’s Tobias chair HERE.
Fleecy & Scandinavian
Find sheepskin options RIGHT HERE.
Tranquil With Traditional
Check Out This Bedroom With Ikea Hacks!
You’ll also find Ikea Vittsjo pieces on Amazon RIGHT HERE.
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I LOVED all the tips about the Ikea hacks! I had no idea they had such style without looking cheap.
I loved how you used the Ikea products in your houses.
Yay! You really can incorporate certain Ikea pieces into the mix and still keep it looking high end! Thank you for the kind words.
Hi. Do you know the measurement of from the bottom of the small shelf to the floor? I’m trying to figure out a filing drawer that will fit under that space.
I’m no longer at our home with those Vittsjo desks, but my guess is that measurement would be about 24 inches. Hope this helps!
Thank you for taking care of the pop-up ads that were covering content!
Thanks for keeping in touch – it was a Google issue that we were trying to be patient about…lordhavemercy! Hahaha