DIY Tile Table (as Seen on TikTok)

5 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Medium

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!

Watch a video tutorial on YouTube and follow me on Instagram :)

Before

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 😀

STEP 1

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 🙂

STEP 2

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.



STEP 3

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!

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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

STEP 6

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.

STEP 7

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


Suggested materials:

  • 2x2" tile
  • Ikea LACK table
  • Grout
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April
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  • BeeZee BeeZee on Sep 12, 2021

    Absolutely love this project! Great job, I did something similar with a small 2 shelf bookcase we use as a side table. I glued tiles to the top and that alone upgraded it.

    But, your creative idea was ideal and the painter's tape is great!

    • April April on Sep 12, 2021

      thank you, BeeZee!!! I think it's brilliant to add tile only to the top too!

  • 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!

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