Christina
Christina
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  • Saint Paul, MN

Ikea Table Hack


Ikea is a great store with cheaper finds than other furniture stores which is why Ikea hacks are so great! My friend bought her first table from Ikea years ago so it was special to her, but didn't have the character she was looking for. I transformed it with just a few easy changes.
ikea table hack, chalk paint, diy, painted furniture
Here is the table before.. Start by painting it white with a white chalk paint.
ikea table hack, chalk paint, diy, painted furniture
Use 1x6's stained in dark walnut stain to plank across the top of the table.
ikea table hack, chalk paint, diy, painted furniture
Screw them onto the top of the table to create a new tabletop! Seal the wood with a polyurethane to protect it.
ikea table hack, chalk paint, diy, painted furniture
Now it's a rustic farmhouse table with minimal cost in supplies. Visit my blog for the full tutorial at Mommy's Tool Belt!
ikea table hack, chalk paint, diy, painted furniture
Christina

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  • Jean Smooth
    on May 6, 2016

    Awesome but why did you want to use chalk paint?

    • Christina
      on May 11, 2016

      Chalk paint sticks to anything so there was no need to prep the surface of the table before painting!

  • Sherri
    on May 8, 2016

    Did you screw to planks from underneath so the screws don't show? Or did you screw into the table from the top? If the latter, are the screws hidden somehow?

    • Christina
      on May 11, 2016

      The screws are screwed in from the top evenly across the boards. They are dark wood screws so the blend well with the walnut!

  • JOHN
    on Jun 22, 2016

    I need a bit of insight....I am about to do this very thing to a BIG (3' X 9') table..... and I have a friend giving me some Cherry and Walnut to do it with. Pretty pumped.... The easy way I thought of is your way, but then I was a bit concerned that it may be a bit too high..... I know all tables are 29", so although this only adds 3/4" (or 1" for my boards), does it feel odd as you're eating?

    • Christina
      on Jun 23, 2016

      Nope the height is still fine.. Hardly a difference :) Good luck with your project!!

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