IKEA Industrial Farmhouse Table Hack

Sypsie Designs
by Sypsie Designs
After using and abusing an old metal and glass top table from IKEA through college and multiple apartments (& states!), I decided to give it a new and fresh look using just one can of spray paint, and 5 2x6's.
First off we addressed the frame. It got a good cleaning and light sanding, followed by three light coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint to mimic the look of industrial pipes.
Next was the new wood top! We cut 7 2x6s to 41", planing both sides flat with a hand planer, and connected them with pocket holes. (Clamps were our best friend for this!)
The last two end pieces, the breadboards, were cut to length and attached on each end, again using pocket holes to make sure everything was nice and sturdy. A coat of Special Walnut stain followed by multiple coats of Polyurethane was added, and the table was put back together!

We have a 1x4 wedged into the frame and screwed into the bottom of the table top to keep anything from moving, but because of the weight so far, we have not had any issues! Simple brackets could definitely be added if needed as well.
The red chairs were a fun clearance find at Target ($15 each!) and matched the rustic meets industrial look we were going for, so into the cart they went!
I love this table so much more than the original, and I can't wait to get many more years of use out of it! For more details or measurements, be sure to stop by our blog!
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  • Carla Jones Carla Jones on May 17, 2016
    what stain did you use on the table top? Did you finish it with a poly coat?

  • Wendy Myers Joseph Wendy Myers Joseph on Jun 08, 2016
    What size screws did you use in the pocket holes?

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  • Judith Rinier Stewart Judith Rinier Stewart on Jun 12, 2017
    Great why to repurpose something old rather than pitching it to the curb! Great job!👏

  • Joanie Joanie on Oct 23, 2017
    Just a couple compliments.............WOW and SHARP.!!!!!.......the table, the chairs and basket on the table.!!!