To create the perfect entryway table, these homeowners transformed IKEA’s three-tiered console table using a saw and paint. Cutting off the bottom shelf freed up more room to stand boots and shoes underneath, and leaving the bottom third unpainted creates a trendy “dipped” look.
All That Glitters Isn’t Gold
Modern Marble Marvel
This IKEA pedestal table was given a stunning faux marble paint job by a crafty DIYer. The design is actually easier to achieve than it looks, involving layers of a paint-and-glaze mixture in white and grey. Pull out brushes of different sizes to vary the marbled streaks.
Set The Bar High
A desk doesn't have to be limited to writing utensils and papers: This IKEA laptop table was converted into a chic bar cart with just a few simple touches. A coat of jade spray paint updated the metal frame, and caster wheels plus an acrylic shelf for extra storage were added to its base.
You can personalize absolutely any surface in your home, such as this IKEA step stool, with a little color and your own photos. Check out this creative stool: After a coat of bright yellow paint dried, black and white photos were decoupaged to its flat steps—the same can be done with children's art or prints!
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