Ikea Hack Side Table Makeover

Turn inexpensive Ikea tables into colorful works of art!

I used Ikea Lack tables which are always easy to find but this technique can be done on all different kinds of tables.

Watch how easy they are to make here!

I hit the 99c store for yarn in every color for this project to keep it in budget and still have lots left over for other projects.

I painted my tables with Americana Decor Satin Enamels to add even more color but you could leave them white if you wanted. E-6000 Glue is perfect for securing the legs when the table is put together. You don't when them moving at all or it will loosen the yarn.

If you're worried about the top, just add a piece of glass or plexiglass. I prices pieces to fit at about $30 but I'll bet you could get it for less.

A close up and now that I think about it, this seems like a cat's dream!

Suggested materials:

  • 99c store yarn  (99c store)
  • E-6000 Glue  (Amazon)
  • Ikea Lack Tables  (Ikea)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Katherine Clark
    on Feb 28, 2017

    Sorry, I can't seem to find the instructional video either (senior, adhd, & technology - challenged notwithstanding). Can you give us a clue?

    • Rose Herrera
      on Feb 4, 2019

      press go ,when you get to his page go to where it says search. print ikea table makeover, you then be taken to the page where he shows step by step how it is made .also you can print out the instructions

  • Zt63140505
    on Mar 1, 2017

    hi. where xan i find instruction to make your Turn inexpensive Ikea tables into colorful works of art!

  • Debi Hagerman
    on Mar 9, 2017

    I STILL can not find the tutorial, will you please post it again, I see several ppl are having a hard time finding it also

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  • Joanie
    on Oct 19, 2019

    You're inspiring!! This is beautiful art work......keep up your creations and go for the BIG BRASS ring......you've got some REAL talent !!!!

  • Charlotte
    on Oct 19, 2019

    I really liked the table it was colorful and bright want to see more projects.


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