Monday, July 15, 2013

ikea hack...table makeover

Hey everyone, I realized I didn't even wish you all a nice weekend on Friday!
Getting back from vacation on Monday night left me in a befuddled state all week, anyway
 hope yours was awesome! I was able to fit in an Ikea Hack - a makeover of the popular
 Ikea Vittsjo Nesting Tables - they're so versatile, they come as a set of two, and a big bang
 for the buck at $60. My inspiration was a fabulous coffee table from Horchow, for $1,000!



I had time to check out the latest House Beautiful while on the plane, and noticed this...


...and remembered one of my favorite bloggers, uber-talented Kristin, recently
made over a Vittsjo here.  
I thought I could incorporate it with the same Ikea Metrik pulls I used on my
 Emerald Green Dresser makeover to create a corner detail similar to the Horchow look.
  A couple light coats of Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold on the tables and pulls, and Loc-Tite Super
 Glue to adhere the pulls and that was it! Super easy!

 Place one pull in the corner vertically, and the second pull behind it horizontally.


Did you notice my girl made it into the photo, barely. :)


My latest thrift store find is the blue and white ginger jar.
The tutorial for the leopard tray is super easy, it was made from a $2.99 Ikea plastic tray.



Yes, I have an addiction to fun pillows (and gold accents)!
No, I didn't make a bunch of new ones, I was playing with some of the fabric
patterns, I showed you for my client and just wrapped it around pillows,
 the black and white is from Ikea,
the blue and white floral I stole from my back deck makeover,
the Embroidered Puebla Pillow Cover I found at West Elm it's on sale for $14.99.

Check out my newest hack 

Hope you're inspired to try a diy this week! 

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53 comments:

MONICA LIVAS said...

Looks wonderful! LOVE it!

Suzan Sweatman said...

That turned out just fabulous!!!!!!!!!
OMG- I'm so in love with this I can't tell you - great job :)
XOXO

Brandi said...

Great idea, Pam! You are so clever. I love the way it came together. Love your pillows too.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are a genius! what a fabulous idea!

Julia Konya said...

WOW PAM! I thought Kristin's was fabulous but this takes it to the next level. I love this idea! It's great! I know this will be my favorite pin of the month!

Cathy Wall said...

OK this one really tops it! Such a simple and lovely make-over, you sure rock it girl!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Gorgeous! Using the pulls was genius!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Pam what a great new look. You are quite smart and now it looks so rich.

Kristin Jackson said...

GENIUS!! I might just be adding some pulls to mine as well!
xo-Kristin

Lori said...

So clever, Pam. It is so airy and pretty - love the black and gold. That's one of the prettiest ginger pots I've seen.

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

I love this so much! I may have to add this to my to do list! So chic! xo Kristin

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love that little corner detail, it totally makes the tables!! You are SO clever!!!!!! And what a steal for $60! Awesome project Pam!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...you just amaze me...I'm going to have to get some of that glue...great idea!

Leslie said...

Your blue and white ginger jar looks perfect on the new table. Great job Pam!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

OK, that totally gave the table a different look! Looks simple and clean yet stunning and dramatic! Your projects are so clever! And, your styling is beautiful as always, so fresh and summery!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

That is about the most clever idea I have EVER SEEN!
Fabulous!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow! That table is fantastic. It is such a great knock-off. It looks great with your fun pillows!

ChicLiving said...

Such a brilliant idea! Another fantastic and inspiring DIY.

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh amazing table...still can't get over how great it turned out!!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh!! This is fabulous!!!!! You are such a clever girl!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

AMAZING as always! Love the details! Best Ikea hack I have seen!

Giovanna said...

this is amazing!! perfect Ikea hack, but the pull detail is just brilliant...

Andrea said...

You are brilliant! I love this little detail you added. It made that $60 ikea table look so much more expensive. And you know I love gold! Way to knock this one out of the park Pam!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

You are a genius!! It turned out great! And I'm jealous of your thrift store find! Geez, I need to find a good thrift store around here... :)

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love this! It is taking everything in me not to run out to Ikea right now!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

you are the DIY Queen! With a specialty in Ikea! :) LOVE them.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are amazing...just gorgeous!!...You should be the resident DIY'er for Ikea!

Dixie Delights said...

This is amazing!! I see a trip to Ikea in my future.

Anonymous said...

I was on my way to ikea tomorrow to get this same table set and spray paint it gold! I think I will have to add these accents now! :) Thanks!

Dana Frieling said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Such a brilliant idea, friend.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Who'd a thought to use drawer pulls in such a way! Brilliant my dear.

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Pam, BRILLIANT. I love how this came out, what a great idea!

katie@mydiyhabits said...

Such a great idea for the corner accents and love your dog popping through!
-Katie@mydiyhabits

Amber said...

Seriously you are brilliant with those ikea drawer pulls. This looks amazing!

Michelle Lunt said...

Your project turned out so great! Love this beautiful copy.

Warmly, Michelle

the cape on the corner said...

whoa. now that is crazy good. and crazy smart!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is really cool Pam! Love how you create stuff to match something you see in a magazine!

Creative Raisins said...

How awesome is that, I love it.

Lisa

Creative Raisins

Vel Criste said...

OMG Pam, you are absolutely genius!!!! Now I want one! Too bad for me though, closest ikea is 6 hours away! Love, love, love it!

Melissa said...

Genius. Going to IKEA today!

Sharon B. said...

I adored this when I first pinned it on Pinterest a couple months ago and I just made this and just posted it on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing this and inspiring me, I love how it turned out! Sharon

Kelley Brennick said...

Hi Pam! I just finished spray painting this table gold metallic and am wondering your thoughts on doing a clear finish to help protect it. Your thoughts? If so do you have any suggestions as to what protectant to use? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Teresa Tullio said...

Genius!!!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Kelley - I didn't do a clear finish, but if you'd like one it would be easy to do a test on the underside to be sure you like it. You might try the clear spray finishes by Rustoleum or Krylon, I have used both of them in the past on other projects and liked the result. So glad you tried this, I'd love to see a picture! :)

Ashley Jones said...

Beautiful! I was thinking of buying this IKEA table. How easy was it to assemble?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Ashley - it's SUPER easy to assemble, good luck!

ARod Rodriguez said...

love how this turned out great job

Andrea said...

How many sets of handles did you use on this?

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Andrea, I used eight sets of handles, placing them in the four corners (both top and bottom) of the larger piece. But, you could use four sets and just do the top if you're trying to keep costs down.

mollymarie1624 said...

Pam did you put the table together before you spray painted it?

Corbin Page said...

This is great! I love the detailed pieces you added.

Corbin
Decor-Eat

laura Madalene said...

I love the bedroom! I doubt that I'll ever have a room like that because it's so not my style. So why do I love it so much?
Oh, and the maps are great. Thanks for posting.
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Chandra said...

Love it! I just found the nesting tables on Craigslist for $35, so I'm hoping the guy emails me back! I love this hack!

Chandra
More Modern Modesty

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