IKEA HACK: How I turned a cheap, bland table into a beautiful (and bold) table

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IKEA TABLE HACK

When we moved to Canada 3 years ago we did not have much money to spend on furniture.

Let’s say that even made the choice easier because I decided to buy the cheaper furniture.

That’s how the Tärendö table, which only costs 39 CAD, has joined our family.

Since then a lot has changed, but to be honest I never liked this table. First because it is black, which makes the room decor darker. Second because I always saw it as a cheap table.

This spring we are making some changes in the room because we want to make it more vibrant. We ordered some more furniture at Ikea, bought plants and … of course, we needed to change this table!


IKEA TABLE HACK

While we can already renovate our room, still could not do anything too expensive. Then my marble table was postponed for a few months (but one day it will come!).

IKEA TABLE HACK

That’s when I had the idea of ​​painting the Tärendö table and getting rid of that black in the room.

And as the idea is finally to buy my marble table in a few months, this was the time to take the risk and try something bold: why not paint with a very bright color?

For the top I chose a teal and for the feet a gold. I confess that I was very afraid of not matching, but … if it did not work, it was only for a few months.

In the end everything was fine, so I’m going to tell you my process:

IKEA TABLE HACK

Ikea Tärendö Table Painting Material

Tinta para madeira/parede

Sandpaper

Tinta metálica

Pincéis chatos

DIY Ikea Table Step by Step

1.Protect the metal part with an adhesive tape.

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2. Lightly sand the table top (actually, it is more for cleaning than for sanding). Pass the first coat of paint, always in the same direction. Let it dry.

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3. Pass as many layers of paint as you need to cover the wood. Always wait to dry between applications.

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4. Finish by moving the ink brush from one side to the other without interrupting. This will help to spread the paint evenly, avoiding stains.

SHOP MY INSTAGRAM FEED

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5. Remove the table top.

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6. Apply spray paint to the table legs by as many layers as needed (in my case, they were two layers). Wait to dry and set the table again.

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And that is my table at the end of the process:

IKEA TABLE HACK
IKEA TABLE HACK

IKEA TABLE HACK
IKEA TABLE HACK

As you can see, it changes the room, giving more life to the house.

The tip I give is to think very carefully before deciding the color. In my case, I took a lot of risk, but remember that I will not be spending much time with this table. If you are a person who tires very fast in color or feels overwhelmed with a lot of visual stimulation, maybe neutral tones are best for you.

We also changed the chairs for the ones we found in sale. To buy the same, click here.


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