I spy a VITTSJÖ!

The Affair: Season 1, Episode 5 - Montauk home of a lady folk musician. 

The Affair: Season 1, Episode 5 - Montauk home of a lady folk musician. 

I have had my eye on IKEA's Vittsjo shelves for years, but have yet to find a reason to purchase them.  This double wide unit costs $80, and the series comes in so many other shapes and sizes.  

The scale and style of this piece is just perfect.  It is contemporary without going out of style, and its proportions allow it to showcase a variety of objects.  Use it for books, kitchenware, etc.  Pack it tight, or leave a single bowl on a glass shelf.  

IKEA hackers have manipulated this pieces with great results.  

Spray paint the black metal for a pop of color:

Or replace the glass shelves with stained wood:

This one is a hoot.  Someone painted the shelves gold, and added a hardware to the corners to make it extra fancy:

Just Google "Vittsjo Hack" and you will find so many more images of people getting creative.