You know I am kind of obsessed with “Before and Afters”; I think they are great when repurposing something you don’t like but it is still useful. This happened to our previous coffee table which was too small for our new sofa. It was about time to get a new (second hand) table big enough, so I searched over the internet and found this Ikea Lack coffee table for 20€. It had the perfect size, yay!
The top was a bit damaged but I didn’t mind because I had plans for it.
As you can see the previous owner wasn’t too handy with screws…
My first task was go shopping, and I came back home with this piece of pine wood. I love pine wood because it is cheap and it dyes wonderful.
I measured it and had it cut into four equal pieces to fit the top. Then it was time to dye the wood, you may want to check the full tutorial.
Look at the contrast of colors between dyed and raw wood.
While they were drying, I painted the table white with my DIY chalk paint.
As I wanted the table top to have a weathered look, I prepared some paint for the job. If you want to check the tutorial you can find it here.
Once they were dry, I glued all the pieces to the table and add some weight for 24 hours. The last thing was to varnish all the surface to waterproof it… you know, with kids any caution is welcome.
I have to tell I love it!! It doesn’t go unnoticed, it’s the first thing friends see when they come home and they love it too!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! If you want to see some other projects you will find them at the Gallery.
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