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Get the Look: Yellow Etageres

Yellow Etageres

These yellow bookshelves, or etageres if you want to be fancy, look beautiful. They also look expensive. They don’t have to be though! I have a feeling I know what the secret is to them…

Yellow Bookshelves / Etageres

Yellow spray paint would absolutely transform those inexpensive IKEA shelves into things of beauty (not that they’re bad in their current state). Add some shiny decorative spheres, stacks of National Geographic magazines and colorful books, plus a sweet little garden stool, and you’re well on your way.


  1. Stainless Steel Balls
  2. National Geographic Magazines
  3. Decorative Books by the Foot
  4. Vittsjö Wide Shelving Unit
  5. Vittsjö Narrow Shelving Unit
  6. Krylon Sun Yellow Spray Paint
  7. Green Porcelain Garden Stool


— Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely

28 Responses to “ Get the Look: Yellow Etageres ”

  1. [...] too excited about it.And these glasses are amazing! Too bad they’re only a conceptual piece.These yellow bookcases (etageres, if you’re fancy) look expensive, but I think I know their secret.In search of the [...]

  2. [...] Better Homes and Gardens) the [...]

  3. Does anyone know how they dealt with the missing support column in the centre of the wide shelving unit?

  4. These are actually room and board shelves, I think. Unfortunately I don’t think the Ikea shelf is doable without the middle support column.

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  6. with respect to the Middle Support on the Ikea Shelf: I personally think it is REALLY LAME that they show that this is something to be done with an Ikea shelf… but in reality & in the photo BH&G and the blogger used a significantly more expensive Room & Board shelving unit. (What does it cost? Somewhere around $600 for that Room & Board shelving without the middle support.) Either show the before / after authentically — or — in the How To in the post, state what needs to be used to recreate what is in the photo. This is a huge turn off.

  7. @ WB – it’s “get the look” which translates to “here is an approximation of this expensive piece for a fraction of the price”. The picture is not intended and was never presented as the final product you will end up with after spraypainting the IKEA piece. Get the Look is a pretty common theme among decor blogs and it always means the same thing, do you not read many? :(

  8. WHOA what is going on with the comment formatting? O__O

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  10. I agree with WB. Lame. It its get the look then it should be possible without a huge increase in price to recreate. And Christina yes I do read other blogs.

  11. [...] all started with this Better Homes and Gardens post from Nicole at Making It Lovely. I’ve seen the photo below on multiple other sites (I think [...]

  12. [...] 4/ I’m not much for bright colors but I love how bright and beautiful the yellow is in this space. It’s not overwhelming and pairs perfectly with the teal chair. [...]

  13. [...] am now an official fan of the Vittsjo system! I first learned about it in a post for Better Homes and Gardens, where Nicole Balch of the blog Making it Lovely made these really beautiful yellow shelves. Plan A [...]

  14. [...] 1. ספריה שווה בצבע שאתם תחליטו. ספריה של איקאה מורכבת משלוש יחידות וצבועה בצהוב, מתוך Better Homes & Gardens [...]

  15. Shoes for girls come in red all the time! At Twinkie, we provide our original red shoes, called the Valentine Baby Canvas Shoe.

  16. [...] and never ending. I especially enjoy this Ikea butcher block counter, DIY Ikea Side Table Hack, The speculation behind this BHG space, and this beautiful SVALBO [...]

  17. [...] how killer would this bright pop of yellow be in a study or kid’s [...]

  18. [...] much customize it using any color of paint you prefer. Yellow looks to be a good choice.{found on bhg}.Table upgrade.In case you’re wondering how you can turn a simple table into a desk, [...]

  19. [...] Shelves are, of course, useful in any workspace. They let you easily store and display items close at hand. If you buy a Vittsjo shelving unit you can pretty much customize it using any color of paint you prefer. Yellow looks to be a good choice.{found on bhg}. [...]

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  24. [...] 09.04.2015 by Crea con IKEA // Leave a Comment [...]

  25. [...] 3.  START WITH BOOKS AND OTHER LARGE ITEMS Some shelves are for housing book collections, while others are more decorative and hold a select few tomes along with objets d’art. Wherever your shelves fall on this spectrum, I find it a good idea to start with the books you want on the shelves, along with any pretty storage boxes and lamps if you have them. Adding these larger items first helps you to visually balance the layout of your shelves so you don’t have one side looking heavier than another. Stack some books vertically and others horizontally (by height). When it comes to styling, I treat a box as a horizontal stack of books. Vary the positioning of your books: some in the centre of a shelf, some to the side. Where you have a lots of books, try colour coding them. Pull your books to the edge of the shelf: this looks a lot smarter than having books at different depths. My built-in bookshelf with varying arrangements of books, including a row of colour-coded books Bookshelves with colour-coded books. Image: Better Homes & Gardens [...]

  26. [...] as the “selfie.” Wondering how to add some spice to your space? Try an etagere!  Source: BHGThese contemporary shelving pieces are typically made of metals like brass, or covered in gold leaf [...]

  27. [...] See how here. [...]

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