I know this is like the millionth time I have brought up THAT table, but I got such a huge response on Pinterest from it that I decided to give the people what they want – another Ikea hack! It’s not very different from the original one, but the small change make a pretty dramatic difference in style.
I am loving all of the copper and brass and marble I have been seeing out there lately, but I haven’t had any luck finding much at thrift stores. Then I found this post on one of my favorite blogs, Design and Form and decided to try my own version of her clever remodel.
As you remember from the original post, I used an old Ikea laundry hamper to make a really cool modern industrial side table. Well I actually had two of these GRUNDTAL Ikea hampers to start with, and nowhere in my house is there room for a set of tables this size, so this was kind of the perfect solution to my problem. I decided to do something a little different with the table top portion this time by covering it with marble contact paper to make what I like to call The Poor Man’s Marble Top Table.
It’s your standard Peel & Stick contact paper and I found it at Lowe’s for like $6. I simply cut our a large square to cover the dimensions of the wood (see my original Ikea hack post for measurements).
And there it is. I feel like the possibilities are endless in terms of style – you could paint the table top and table base any color combination to fit your home. I even thought it might be cool to upholster the wood and add tufting to make two stools.