DIY Tile Table (as Seen on TikTok)

by April
5 Materials
3 Hours

If you are familiar with TikTok, you definitely have seen this DIY tile table that went viral.

I decided to take IKEA lack table and tile the hell out of it 😁 , And I will tell you, it was so much easier than I thought!

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What to you think about this transformation?)))

Read the blog for more details on the tile and grout to choose from and the tiling process

Ready to make this LACK side table to be the center of the room 😀


Position tile sheets on the tabletop, to see how you would like to lay them out.

As you can see that left bottom side was my first tile that I attached. It got better after 🙂


Wipe your table with a wet cloth to make sure it's clean. Then, take the adhesive spreader and put the adhesive on the table. Choose the spreader that has V-notch.


Put the tile down on the tabletop and gently press the tile to the adhesive. Wipe all the access with a cloth.

Cut the strip from the tile sheet and apply it on all the edges.

Paint tape to the rescue!


The biggest challenge I faced when tiling this DIY tile table was to apply tile sheets on the legs. Probably if I'd cut the sheet into strips it would be easier to put on, but who is looking for an easy way here?

After you apply a big sheet of tile on the leg, cut out a smaller part to cover the bottom of the leg. Do it 4 times and let it dry for 24 hours before moving to the next step.

I used an old credit card to apply the grout


When the adhesive is completely dry, and oh you'll know when it is, it's time for the next messy step - grouting!

It's hard to tell but the top part is dirty and the bottom is where I wiped tile with a magic eraser


Leave the grout to dry and polish the tiles. Use the soft cloth and polish the tiles, one by one. It's very important that you don't touch the grout if it's not fully dried yet.


Apply a grout sealant if you plan to use it outside so you don't ruin your beautiful work.

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  • Marie Marie on Sep 13, 2022

    Do you think I can do this with glass beads instead of tiles ?

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  • Chynna Chynna on Sep 13, 2021

    That is a great idea and will make the table heavier and more stable.

    • April April on Sep 13, 2021

      Thank you! And yes, it definitely added some weight!

  • Dana Dana on Sep 12, 2022

    I hope the table holds up it’s cheaply made from ikea, thick waffle cardboard, I know this because mine fell apart. Laminated glued on to cardboard. Worth less then what they charge for it. Any moisture will damage it.


    • April April on Sep 13, 2022

      Thank you! It's actually been over a year and it's standing outside. So far, so good!