If you're looking to spice up your Lack coffee table, but not quite at I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-IKEA hack level, Elinor's simple and stylish upgrade might be for you!
Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 1 -2 hours
Project Cost: $13-16/ € 12-15
What You Need
- Masking tape
- A pencil and a ruler
- Sandpaper 120 grit
- Small paintbrush, about 3 cm wide
- Small tin of black fast drying lack
From Elinor: While looking for the coffee table of my dreams, I'm using a white Lack IKEA coffee table. Although it does the job, I found it plain and wanted a more sophisticated look. Adding borders was easy and fun, and the result was worth the time.
- Wipe the table clean
- Measure and make pencil marks where you want the borders. I marked at 5 cm from the edges and 6.2 (the borders are 1.2 cm wide on my table).
- Place the masking tape on the horizontal lines first and sandpaper slightly.
- Make sure the tape adheres well to the surface for sharp straight lines.
- Put a little paint on the brush and dab, no dragging so that the lines are sharp. Repeat until the horizontal lines are done.
- Remove the tape while the paint is still wet and let it dry.
- Repeat the same process with the vertical lines.
- If there is a little stain or irregularity here or there, carefully remove with a q-tip and solvent.
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