Live Pretty on a Penny: Ikea Vittsjo Shelving-Project: 1 Room 30 Days (Week One)

Ikea Vittsjo Shelving-Project: 1 Room 30 Days (Week One)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 
Hey there and welcome to week two of Project: #1room30days. I am excited to have this project underway and even more excited to show you my progress for week one. This past weekend, I spent time de-cluttering this room and getting rid of the things that no longer fit in the new look that I am going for. A lot of things I sold online through my local Facebook group and some items I donated.

I also got a chance to install and decorate my Ikea Vittsjo Shelving unit. The unit comes with two rows and retails for $79.99. In this space, I wanted an area to hide all of my little items that would normally be in drawers, a place to store my abundance of makeup, and I wanted it all to look pretty and less cluttered. Since I have always loved the look of the Ikea Vittsjo shelving that I had seen on Pinterest and it is now offered in white, this unit was definitely up my alley.

You may remember in my office plans, I mentioned wanting to purchase the Ikea white Expedit unit. Well, once I saw it in the store, I changed my mind. It wasn't as tall as I had hoped it would be. I am much happier with the Vittsjo for sure!

I placed my shelving unit against the wall where the futon used to be. It actually came with anchors to secure it into the wall to avoid tipping.




 I purchased two units and pulled different pieces that I already owned, some from Goodwill, and other little store bought trinkets and decked out my units a bit.

Here she is on that same wall now:








I want the new office to serve as a space for myself and my husband to use, so I didn't want to make it too girly. Since he is giving up the basement as his man cave so that we can use it as a family space, I thought the least I could do it make this a unisex area.
 
So what do you think?
 
Stay tuned next week for more office updates! I have been sourcing rugs and definitely think that I have found a winner!
 
Oh, and don't forget to follow me on Instagram to check out other sneak peeks.
 
Until next time!


15 comments:

  1. Your new shelving looks fantastic and I love all the open storage it provides! Looking forward to seeing your rug!

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  2. Just gorgeous! Love the shelves so much, looks like you are off to a perfect start!

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    1. Thanks Carli. I am starting to get stuck, but I am liking how its coming along.

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  4. Wow Erin! What a difference already, I love it!

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  5. Love the shelving. The neutral elements, baskets, plants are my favorite touches.

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    1. Thank you Tiffany. Those are some of my favorite touches as well.

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  6. I really love the way you styled your shelves Erin! I think the baskets on the bottom row add a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. The baskets were much needed so I am glad they look how I had envisioned.

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  7. Great visuals on the shelving units.. I know the final makeover is going to be awesome .. Can't wait ! (I love the painting on top).

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  8. Do you the think these shelves would hold a lot of books? I currently have the Expedit unit and running out of room for books.

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