In about a month, I am moving into a new apartment (yay). I am currently in the process of deciding what furniture is coming with me, what isn’t, and what new pieces I need. I’m striving to make my new apartment much more blog-worthy + sophisticated than my current one. My $20, nail polish-stained IKEA coffee table wasn’t going to make the cut. Through my Pinterest-ing, I have become very into marble. However, a marble coffee table is a bit out of my price range. Enter the IKEA Hack.
Thanks to a little creativity, I was able to upcycle my old white table into a new table that looks at least ten times its original price. It only cost me $28 (with leftover material) to completely transform my plain white table into a marble + gold masterpiece.
Duration: 3-4 hours
- Lack Coffee Table (or any simple, coffee table with width <24″)
- Krylon Foil Metallic Gold Spray Paint (HAS to be metal finish spray paint)
- Marble Contact Paper
- Clean + sanitize coffee table. Smooth down any bumps.
- Spray paint legs + bottom shelf of the table. Allow drying for at least 15 minutes. I recommend 30.
- Spray a second layer. Allow drying for a minimum of 2 hours before handling.
- Cut 36″ (or length of your table + 2″) of contact paper.
- Apply contact paper as evenly as possible + smooth out bubbles.
- Stick down edges + cut off any excess at the corners.
- Cut (5) 2″ strips of contact paper.
- Place strips on sides of the top of the coffee table on top of extra contact paper from top. Allow strips to overlap 1/2″-1″.
- Style your new coffee table!
I’m pretty obsessed with how sophisticated my new coffee table looks. It looks like real metal + marble. Let me know how your faux marble table turns out or if you have anymore IKEA hacks for me!