This is for sure one of the easiest furniture DIYs I've ever attempted - and one of the prettiest. I don't know about you guys, but I'm a huge fan of Ikea hacks. Ikea furniture is usually so incredibly inexpensive and simple to put together. All you need to do is dress is up with a little paint, fabric, jewels... you name it, and the piece looks like 3 times as expensive than it really is. Below are the photos of my Ikea DIY process, which is pretty self explanatory, but I also included directions at the bottom. This whole project cost me less than $100, and I now have the exact coffee table I was lusting after for such a long time.
- Ikea Vittsjo Nesting Table ($65)
- Two cans of gold metallic spray paint
- Marble contact paper (I bought mine here)
- Drop cloth (unless you have somewhere to spray paint where you don't need this)
The whole DIY process is pretty simple. The very first thing you need to do is put the table together (make sure you follow the ikea instructions), but stop once you get to placing the glass or screwing in the bottom shelf. Then, you spray paint - the whole entire thing. I did a couple coats for each table. While you're waiting for the to dry (and I'd wait at least 6 hours between coats), attach the contact paper to the bottom wood shelf. The contact paper has directions on the back, but all you need to do really is make sure the wood shelf is clean, detach the back of the contact paper, and stick it to the shelf. Make sure theres room on each side so that you can wrap the contact paper under/around the shelf so that it covers three out of the 4 sides (mine didn't completely cover the bottom, but that doesn't matter because you'll never see the bottom!). And that's it - pretty simple, right? This DIY was such a blast, and turned out so well. I can't wait to show you guys how I styled my coffee table... but that post will come a little later.