Good morning! What’s up, friends? Not much new at the Sooter abode – just lots of Seattle rain which makes me super lazy – all I want to do is read and drink tea! Do you guys ever feel that way this time of year? Today I’m bringing you an easy side table makeover as an update to an old Ikea table that belonged to my sister at one point. Nobody wanted it anymore so I gladly took it, knowing that I could find a way to make it beautiful! I don’t think they make this type of table anymore at Ikea – we’ve had it for years and I couldn’t find a replica on their website, but this kind of side table makeover could be done with any sort of table with a smooth, clean top.
Here’s what I started with:
It’s a fine table, but a little plain, a little boring. I started off by wiping everything down with a clorox wipe as it was pretty dirty and buffing it dry with a paper towel. I unscrewed the legs from the table top and set them aside – as you can tell, the disassembly process is pretty easy and straightforward, unlike a lot of Ikea products – amIright??
I knew I wanted to have a fun pattern on my boring white table top so I relied on some trusty decorative masking tape to lay out a design:
I eyeballed the distance between the tape lines and made the angles as close to 90 degrees that I could. It’s not exactly perfect, but it’s pretty darn close unless you examine it extremely closely. When I finished I had a nice beautiful pattern all ready to go. I’ll admit, even just the decorative tape looks cool as is!
After making sure all the edges were pressed down securely, I brought the table top back into the garage and gave her a coat of shiny Krylon gold metallic spray paint! Ah, my fave. I use this stuff all the time!
While the table top was drying, I took the legs, and sanded them down using a fine grit sandpaper, and wiped clean with a microfiber rag. I then took some Rustoleum Early American Woodstain that I had leftover from my Crate Console Table Challenge and gave the legs a light coat using a rag.
After everything was dry, I peeled the tape of the table top and then screwed the legs back on and flipped her over! Isn’t she a beaut?
Here’s a close-up of the side table top. It really has this beautiful metallic sheen that just glows when the light hits it!
I thought that adding a candle, a little succulent, and my wood round ring holder were just the thing to give this side table a little more sparkle!
I’m really pleased with how this turned out and the best thing about is that it only took a little bit of time and that it was totally free – I already had all the materials on hand! I love bringing an old and disused piece back to life 🙂 I think that it will enjoy it’s new life as a fabulous side table in my home! Gold + geometric pattern + wood = love.
What other awesome Ikea makeovers or hacks have you seen recently?