Lack Hack

I love the IKEA lack side table. It comes in all sorts of great colors, and at $7.99 each, you absolutely cannot beat the price. I use it in all sorts of projects and often add to or embellish the simple design.

It's fun to be on the look out for new lack hack ideas. I love this photo, from MWM design, featured on Kelly's blog yesterday. Also! This is the cover of the new online magazine from Australia, Ivy and Piper. It's a must-read check it out!


And it got me thinking... could a couple of simple corbels from Home Depot and a little time with my sander make a Lack table this gorgeous?


House Beautiful

40 comments:

Leone said...

Fab idea...it's so very simple and affordable. It's one of those "now why didn't I think of this" ideas. Thanks & wonderful blog!

Mammamusing said...

What a creative transformation!

Belly said...

Amazing idea! Do you think the Lack is sturdy enough for this, though?

Fran said...

Brilliant!

Leaves and Feathers said...

Fabulous idea, I think I just may have to do this! xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Very smart!!! Are you going to try it? If so, I can't wait to see how it turns out:)

The Schwant Family said...

tutorial please!!!

Splendid Sass said...

Great idea! Perfect for the bathroom too!
Teresa

Rambling Renovators said...

Hmmm, I just happen to have a Lack side table sitting neglected in my basement. Thanks for the inspiration!

My Interior Life said...

Ooh, love this. Might have to give it a go! I'm off to check out Ivy & Piper now (Piper is my puppy's name so I can already tell I'll like it)!

Tamara said...

A great tweek that really make it look non-Ikea...Like

Brand New and Beautiful said...

Very cool! No need for any small tables in my house at the moment but I will keep this on file, for sure!

Mrs. French said...

you are so smart. I bet it could be fab.

Brandi said...

Great idea! and so simple. I would love to put some nail heads on one for my living room, now my wheel are spinning!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

stunning!

JWK said...

BRILLIANT!

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a brilliant idea! love it! :)

Miranda @ Haute Headquarters said...

I think you are on to something here. Generally, I'm not a huge fan of the Lack tables. They are just "there" to me and whenever I see one, no matter the color or use, I just think, "Eh. Ikea. $7.99. Okay." but the way you show these tables..well, I think I may just have to get on board. Love it.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

that= amazing

Darlene said...

fantastic idea!!!
hmm.. spray shellac in white? right?
love this.

girlvinyl said...

I do think they have potential, but they're only 17 inches high. That sort of limits a lot of the uses unless you're working with a child's room or something.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I think that would work perfectly!!

Christen Ales said...

Wow! What a great idea!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

You are brilliant! I remember you were also thinking of adding nailhead trim. I would love to see a few before & afters if you or any of your readers give it a go!

Maggie Rose said...

You are a genius. I may just have to try this!!

modernchemistry said...

this is such a wonderful idea! i'm also tempted to try it. thanks for posting!

Pink Wallpaper said...

what a fabulous idea....now if only there was an ikea near me!!

A Perfect Gray said...

seriously good idea...

Angelica Dunn said...

Gosh that is just so smart! I would never have thought of this myself..

Mrs. B said...

Great idea! I can't wait to hit Ikea in a few weeks :)

hana said...

yes! if you try, please share! xo

casey at loft and cottage said...

OMG, I love this idea and think I need to get on it...

Anna said...

I LOVE IT!!! I'm so in love with IKEA, I got my husband to let me name out puppy Ikea :D. I picked up a bunch of those Lack side tables for our living room and our bed room. I even use one for a kiddy table for my 2 girls to eat at and use for their craft projects. I never thought about embellishing them. I'm going to have to try this out. :D

Sketch42 said...

Did you see my hack?

http://sketch42blog.com/2010/11/ikea-lack-hack-with-marbled-paper/

Not as professional... but I can tell you guys, the table is really crappy... I wouldnt put any real money or time into it.

MarĂ­a said...

Great, great idea! thanks for sharing. i taked note.


I follow u.
xx

VICTORIA said...

Great job!so smart. I love this idea and yours turned out perfectly.Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

stunning! i love it!! And now I'm going to try it. :)

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

Just found your blog via Live Creating Yourself. I'm about to move into a new place, gotten a bunch of ideas of your blog!
: )

Alexandra said...

I've been reading your blog for ages (and finally got up the courage to start my own), and this is just the sort of brilliant but simple DIY that has been so inspiring! I wish I had a place for another little table...

{Stephanie Johnson} said...

WHat an awesome idea!!!!! I have a question, so on yours you have a bottom shelf. How did you add that?

Thanks, Stephanie

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