DIY IKEA Hack | Gold Office Chair

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**This post was updated on 5/11/20

Four years ago, I had a bit of leftover paint from my DIY Bookcase project, and I decided to spend a nice Saturday revamping my IKEA office chair. I was on a budget, and my office chair was in desperate need of a bit of flair, so I figured I could tackle this easy DIY project in one afternoon.

I loved the result, and ultimately this has been one of the most viewed posts on my website, ever. Now that we have a lot more free time during the quarantine, I wanted to update some of the links here, add a few more tips, and encourage you to revamp your home office space!

If you follow me on Snapchat (aliciatenise), you saw that I got a little spray paint happy with some of my IKEA furniture this past week to make my own gold office chair. I love the look of gold pieces, and I have splurged on a couple of items for my bedroom makeover. However, I’m still a 20-something on an entry-level budget, so I don’t have thousands of dollars to snatch up every piece of furniture I want. 

Enter IKEA hacks. With a $3.50 of spray paint and a little patience, my furniture looked glam and sleek. This is the easiest project to tackle on!


diy ikea project - DIY IKEA Hack | Gold Office Chair by popular DC blogger Alicia Tenise

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One can of metallic spray paint
Cardboard or plastic drop cloth to spray on 


ikea spray paint hack - DIY IKEA Hack | Gold Office Chair by popular DC blogger Alicia Tenise

Step 1:

For the rookies: spray paint outside. It’s best to spray paint when it’s between 50-85 degrees out so the paint will dry evenly. Also, I disassembled the legs of the chair and only spray painted that part. Makes things easier in the long run!

Step 2:

Spray paint gold in three coats, rotate as needed. This paint dries in about 20 minutes, but I always check to see if there are any spots that need to be touched up after the 25-minute mark.

Step 3:

Assemble your gold office chair completely and enjoy! Wasn’t that easy?

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The last little touch I added to really glam this gold office chair up was this sheepskin throw from BoConcept (℅). I took a grand tour of the BoConcept store in Georgetown a few weeks ago and fell in love with the modern decor! I was looking for the perfect glam accent for my office area and immediately fell in love with this particular throw when I spotted it in their shop. I’m also getting serious decor inspiration from their short film that’s currently on their website.

My bedroom is shaping up to be a fun mix of high and low pieces, with a few IKEA hacks along the way and pieces from name brand furniture stores. My interior designer has taught me what is best to splurge and save on throughout the entire process! I cannot wait to share the full reveal with you all in a few weeks.

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  1. linda spiker wrote:

    Love that chair and the gold legs! Pinned to my DIY board.

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  2. CourtneyLynne Storms wrote:

    Ok just loving this hack!!!! Totally going to be using this one! Just love gold everything

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  3. Sarah Aboulhosn wrote:

    I’m about to do this with my coffee table!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  4. Melissa Chee wrote:

    Looks great! Nice work

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  5. I can’t wait to try this for my home “office”. I would love to see a blog post on your gold bookshelf that was on Snapchat!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  6. The chair looks 100x better with the spray paint. Get it girl!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  7. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish wrote:

    So cool! I love Ikea hacks like this! Such a great idea!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  8. Jnellie wrote:

    Your office looks amazing. I love this hack.

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  9. Miss Angie wrote:

    I love the gold! IT’s so cute, and it’s strange how such a small change makes such a big difference.

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  10. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Love love love! It looks SO good.

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  11. Wow what a difference! It so cute just with the subtle change.

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  12. This chair looks amazing, I can’t believe the difference! I just love the gold

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  13. Turned out great, but the wheels fall out of the composition, in my opinion 🙂

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  14. coffeeslag wrote:

    Ooh I love that chair! And the gold spray paint. Might just have to copy this idea!


    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  15. Lilies + Lambs wrote:

    Ooh! So so pretty! Love it.

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  16. Ahh! I love this! I’m currently playing with the idea of painting my desk gold… maybe I’ll do something similar to this instead!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  17. HattieLu handmade wrote:

    Pretty cool and easy IKEA hack. I love the look of silver, but the gold with the sheepskin are spot on together!

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  18. Jenny wrote:

    Love this!
    I actually found a chair at my Home Goods just like this and it already has gold legs…and if I remember correctly it was close in price. Totally going to see if its still there tomorrow so I can snag it.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  19. Michelle Mink wrote:

    i love adding spray paint to things to class them up! i love ikea hacks too

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  20. Ashley wrote:

    LOVE this!! I want a gold office chair, but having a hard time finding a reasonably priced option. Never thought of this hack! Bookmarking for later!!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  21. tina johnson wrote:

    I love a good diy that doesn’t look too “crafty.” This is great! Just the perfect pop of color!

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  22. I’ve been wanting a white and gold chair. What an awesome hack!

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  23. Aida Arain wrote:

    I LOVE this hack! It’s such a simple and effective change. It definitely adds a touch of glamour.

    Posted 3.25.16 Reply
  24. This is GENIUS. And this looks so easy. I’m always so overwhelmed with DIY’s, but this one I think I can master!

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

    Posted 3.25.16 Reply
  25. Arielle wrote:

    So cute! And looks simple enough for even me to try…

    Posted 3.25.16 Reply
  26. This is gorgeous! What a difference the gold paint made!

    Posted 3.28.16 Reply
  27. I love it! I’m pinning this for future reference 😀 – Hannah,

    Posted 3.28.16 Reply
  28. Amanda-Jo Adams wrote:

    ah! I love this. I am in the middle of searching for the perfect chair and this just might make it easier.

    Posted 3.28.16 Reply
  29. Love this DIY! Gold paint makes a huge difference!


    Posted 4.1.16 Reply
  30. Tammy wrote:

    Very proud of your interior designer, Raquel from the petite decor.

    Posted 4.2.16 Reply
  31. Cathy Hall wrote:

    I am lovingthis DIY. The gold paint does make a difference.

    Posted 5.10.16 Reply
  32. Jen wrote:

    What paint did you use? I tried this hack with a different IKEA chair, but the feet are plastic, which means the paint didn’t stick. It only takes a very slight amount of pressure (often including my feet resting on them) to rub the paint right off. If I was going to do it properly, I probably should have prepped the surface with a coarse sandpaper. Curious what results you had after the fact. Thanks!

    Posted 5.13.16 Reply
    • Hey Jen! I linked to the exact spray paint I used at the bottom of the post. I didn’t need to prime it with the paint I chose, if you follow the steps in the post you should achieve the same results! 🙂

      Posted 5.13.16 Reply
      • Jen wrote:

        Oh, thank you! I missed that the first time through 🙂

        Posted 5.16.16 Reply
  33. Oh my gaddddd I love this!!

    Posted 7.19.16 Reply
  34. Two things I love in life : sequins and GOLD spray paint!! This came out so well 🙂
    xox Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
  35. Amanda wrote:

    This is such a good idea… it’s so cute!
    Xo, Amanda

    Posted 8.4.16 Reply
  36. Cecil wrote:

    Love the chair! Great hack using the gold spray paint!

    Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  37. Rosangela wrote:

    i loved your idea.
    i loved your chair.
    is that available to buy? looks so cozy , OMG!

    Posted 12.8.20 Reply
    • Alicia wrote:

      It’s a DIY project! If you read the post, it has links to buy the chair and instructions on how I customized it.

      Posted 12.16.20 Reply