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!
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!
- Vittsjo Nesting Tables
- Gold Spray Paint
- White Spray Paint
- Paint Primer (optional)
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!
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.
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. 😉
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!
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Very nice! It’s great to find awesome furniture with a great shape that just needs a touch of paint to be fabulous!!
How cool is that? The table looks fab!!!!
(I made one myself: http://blogprinzessin.de/2015/01/tisch-landhaus-selber-machen/)
Thanks Katarina!!! 🙂
ahhhH! I love the transformation! Pinned this for later! THanks!
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.
Hi Lisa! It’s from Urban Outfitters! 🙂
Where did you get that rug? I’m in love with it!
I love what you did and im also in love with the pink rug. May i ask where i could find that?
The rug is from urban outfitters! Thanks for stopping by xo
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!!
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??
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!