DIY Nesting Coffee Tables – Ikea Hack

Coffee Table 2

Hi friends! I’m super excited to share with you this super easy, total overhaul of these nesting coffee tables. It was so easy, just spray paint and bam! In just 3 easy steps, you can take these cute little tables from looking like a run of the mill, boring coffee table to a total glam showstopper! Let’s do this!

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Vittsjo Nesting Tables

Gold Spray Paint

White Spray Paint

I ordered my Ikea tables because my closest Ikea is about an hour and a half away and let’s face it, I did not wanna load up my 4 kiddos for a road trip when Ikea or Amazon will deliver it right to my door. Yep, you can get it on Amazon people!

Coffee Tables assembled

I got it home and assembled it. Ikea is notorious for ridiculous assembly sessions but this was a breeze. For reals. Next,I took my absolute favorite spray paint on the planet and sprayed the whole thing with a few even coats. Make sure to spray lightly and let it dry thoroughly in between each coat. It will be worth the wait, annoying as it is to wait, I promise.

Rustoleum Gold

Now, I totally could’ve left it like this. Gorgeous right? BUT it looked a little dark for me. I knew I wanted something lighter on the bottom. I toyed with the idea of stenciling, wood grain contact paper, replacing it with a mirror, etc but ultimately decided I wanted white. Thanks to Savannah for helping me via FaceTime. We design best that way. 😉

Coffee Table Painted

I used Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x in White Satin on the bottom piece. I probably should’ve used a primer because it took a few more coats than I would have liked but ended up working just fine. Then, I let the whole thing dry and that was it!  Seriously, so easy!!! I think it looks way more expensive and stylish!

Coffee Table 2

Coffee Table + Living Room

If you liked this, check out my whole living room reveal here

Living Room Makeover 5

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    February 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Very nice! It’s great to find awesome furniture with a great shape that just needs a touch of paint to be fabulous!!

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    February 11, 2015 at 6:14 am

    How cool is that? The table looks fab!!!!

    (I made one myself: http://blogprinzessin.de/2015/01/tisch-landhaus-selber-machen/)

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    February 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    ahhhH! I love the transformation! Pinned this for later! THanks!


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    June 9, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Looks wonderful! I know the bladk & white rug is IKEA. Can you tell me where you got the beautiful hot pink tribal rug? I love it.

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    July 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Where did you get that rug? I’m in love with it!

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    October 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I love what you did and im also in love with the pink rug. May i ask where i could find that?

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    November 14, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Hi!bi absolutely love this idea. I do have a few questions….

    1) on Ikea they have both black/Brown and white of this style… Is there a reason you chose the black color? If so…. Would the white be as easily to spray paint?
    2) you stayed that you would’ve primed before, do you have any suggestions as to what primer to use??

    Thank You!

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