So I know that just about everybody in my generation, at some time or other in life, has owned an Ikea lack table. Don’t deny it. It was your coffee table in college; maybe now it’s your junk table in the garage or something weird like that. This one was holding our tool collection in a hall closet until recently. We brought it out and I decided to see if there’s anything you can do to it to hide its true identity. It may have worked. It also may not have. But either way, we tried, and so this newly fancy table is coming out to play.
- Ikea lack table (or similar)
- upholstery nails
- stain-proof fabric (pleather works like a charm)
- spray adhesive
- needle nose pliers
- soft mallet
Make Time: 1 hour
Cut out fabric for the top of your table. To do this, flip the table upside-down on the back side of your fabric and carefully trace the outline of the tabletop. Cut and set aside.
Add your nailhead trim. Hold an upholstery nail in place with pliers and gently hammer with mallet. Keep adding nails until you’ve covered all of the areas you’d like to trim.
Fully cover the back of the fabric with adhesive spray. Carefully align the fabric with the corners of the table and smooth it down, ensuring that the adhesive is secure.
There you go! Definitely an upgrade in my book. Put your favorite things out on your new(ish) table and enjoy. xoxo