DIY Coffee Table – Ikea Hack

These Ikea coffee tables were almost perfect but needed some personality so I made my own DIY Coffee Table using the Vittsjo Coffee Table from Ikea!  

DIY Coffee Table

Hi friends! I’m super excited to share with you this super easy, total overhaul of these nesting ikea 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!


I ordered my Ikea coffee 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!

Vittsjo Ikea Table

DIY Coffee Table

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.

Best Gold Spray Paint

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. 😉

Painted Coffee Table

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! You’d never know this was a DIY Coffee Table. I love how chic it looks!

Gold Coffee Table DIY

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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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    Rachel Harmon
    August 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    This looks great! I’m getting ready to do a very similar project (extra excited because I got the nesting tables used for cheap). I was wondering – did you have to prime or sand the table frame in any way before spray painting it gold? Thanks!!

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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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    May 23, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I’m wondering the same thing as the last commenter. I realize this post is kinda old, but… why choose black if you’re going to paint it white? Was this table not available in white? Thanks!

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    March 30, 2020 at 8:07 am

    I did the same thing and my tables look horrible after a couple of weeks. The paint is coming off and you can see the white underneath. I am so disappointed because I really like them gold.

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    September 23, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Do you have to prime before painting gold? Thanks!

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    January 16, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Amazing DIY on Coffee table. As a DIY fan I love this idea its a simple hack. Thanks for your good share!

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    Joseph Smith
    August 6, 2021 at 12:40 am

    ahhhH! The transformation is fantastic! This has been pinned for later! THanks!

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