Make: Marble Top Table Ikea Hack.

March 6, 2014

untitled (60 of 82)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.

untitled (80 of 82) untitled (82 of 82)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).

untitled (61 of 82) untitled (74 of 82)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.

untitled (68 of 82) untitled (67 of 82)It doesn’t look cheap either – I kind of worried that it would before I made it.

untitled (54 of 82) untitled (66 of 82)Just add a few details – a plant (or a few), a vase or a cloche, and you have another beautiful Ikea Hack.

untitled (59 of 82)There ya go. Marble on a budget. What do you think?

11 thoughts on “Make: Marble Top Table Ikea Hack.

  1. Bekah J Decker

    Wow, I never would have guessed it was contact paper! What a brilliant idea! Very cool. You should do a series like “5 things to do with marble contact paper”. 😉

  2. Kim

    I don’t think this is the Grundtal. Please let me know if you know where you got the frames because the Grundtal in stores don’t have a perfect frame for this project!

    1. Post author

      It may not be after all. It’s hard to know for sure, because the hamper is discontinued at this point. When I searched for Ikea hampers to find an image of the one I have, I got “Grundtal” in several search inquiries, but they could have been wrong. It is also listed as the ANTONIUS laundry bag with stand. Here is a link to that one: Hope this helps! Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment =)

    1. Post author

      Thank you! And yes! John McPhee makes for good reading and book eye candy =)

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    1. Post author

      Thank you! Actually it wasn’t difficult at all. It was kind of like wrapping a present. I just made sure to pull the adhesive paper tightly around the corners, folding and trimming where necessary. It felt pretty intuitive!


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