I've been looking at coffee tables. I'd like one that's low and white but I haven't been able to find one I like. Then I got an idea. Why not cut down the legs on Ikea's Lack table? We love these tables. They're colorful, utilitarian and inexpensive — we wondered what else we could do with them. Here are our ideas; add yours to our list!
In addition to the great project shown above from Craftzine, you could...
- Push a couple together for a long or wide coffee table (3 side by side or 4 in a square). Choose all the same color or mix and match em.
- Use wall decals to customize it.
- Stencil it with your favorite quote.
- Chalkboard paint makes it useful.
- Use it in your landing strip: Top it with a square pillow, slip a basket underneath (try the one made for the Expedit) and use it keep your shoes tidy.
- Upholster it. A little batting, a staple gun and a pretty piece of fabric.
- Paint a checkerboard on top and you've got a place to play checkers or chess
- Mirror it
- Saw it in half and use it in the corner.
- Saw down the legs and use it for a low coffee table.
- Attach velcro along the side and skirt it. In a child's room, it becomes an instant puppet theatre; in a bedroom, against the wall, a mirror resting on it, it's a low vanity.
- Cut a center hole to fit a plastic bucket and use it in a kid's room
- Tile it to use it outside.
- Mirror it.
- A thin layer of cork makes it retro.
- Cover it with leather. Add nailheads to make it old school
How would you use it?
(Iimage (and instructions on customizing your table with bamboo flowers): Craftzine)