This morning I’m sharing a little IKEA coffee table hack. A few years ago I built and upholstered an ottoman/coffee table with a tufted top and storage inside for my living room.
Although not shown above I normally have a lucite tray on top that I use for a hard surface. I loved this piece for quite awhile but as time has gone on it has started to wear out. There are stains on it which I haven’t been able to get out and it just looks a little worse for wear.
It also has started to annoy me that it doesn’t have a larger hard surface on top. I could get a bigger tray I suppose, but I think I have just been craving a proper hard top coffee table. Also, due to my own poor design, it weighs about 1000 pounds. Ok, not that much but it’s HEAVY. I used what I had on hand when I built the frame, and the wood I had just happened to be 2×4′s, which aren’t particularly heavy on their own but clearly are when built as a frame. So the piece is a pain in the a$$ to move.
When I was looking at coffee tables, I came across this Ikea coffee table makeover by the Hunted Interior and was inspired.
So, I went to Ikea and found this Strind coffee table for $129.00. I like the round shape and the fact that it has a second level. I’m not a fan of the wheels but I figured it was something I could replace later if I wanted too.
Photo via Ikea
I spray painted the metal base using Krylon Metallic Brilliant Gold paint which gives a lovely rosy gold tone which I like.
And this is what I got…
I’m very happy with the result! I’m still not loving the wheels but without them it’s too low, so I’ll have to live with them for now.
Have a great day!