Friday, October 11, 2013

My BFF's

I love Ikea for a lot of obvious reasons, but one of them is for the fact that you can buy something from them and easily put your own twist on it.  Earlier in the week I showed you my office, which has pretty much been done for well over a year and a half. However, I didn't put the "finishing touches" on it until last week. By "finishing touches" I mean organizing and styling it.  I've had the expedit shelving unit in my office for a long time, but it didn't always look as pretty and organized as it does now. Partly because I have project ADD and usually start another project before I finish the one I'm currently working on and partly because I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on the baskets I originally wanted for storage.

 So, in wanting to finally finish my office I decided I would use the Kassett Box from Ikea which would cost me $20 for four, rather then $70 for the baskets.

It's no secret that spray paint and I are BFFs, but I have found two new friends that I can easily become BFF's with too. Want to meet them? Let me introduce you to my new friends  Rub N Buff and contact paper. I have used a lot of both of these products lately and am loving the endless possibilities. 

Since I have gold accents in my office I wanted to add gold to the boxes to glam them up a little. I added Rub N Buff to to name plates on the boxes. Rub N Buff is a metallic wax paste that can easily be rubbed on with your finger or paint brush.  Since the name plates were not attached to the boxes yet, I found it easiest to just rub it on with my finger.

I then added a 1 1/2 inch strip of gold contact paper to the top and bottom of the boxes. Since this contact paper was a little pricey, I just added it to the front of the boxes.

I also used the Rub N Buff on the Kassett Magazine Files

The top pieces were not yet attached, which made it easy to Rub N Buff.

The label holder was already attached to the file, so I found it easiest to use a paint brush when putting the Rub N Buff on.

The paper tray  is also from Ikea and for this one I used my true BFF, spray paint! I used this Gold spray paint.

Enjoy your weekend!




  1. Thank you for explaining how you got the gold accents on the Kassett boxes from Ikea! I've been googling for almost an hour trying to find a way to paint the metal fasteners gold. :) Heading to Michael's to find Rub N Buff this week!

    You office is to die for, by the way.

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad this post was helpful to you!