The ubiquitous IKEA LACK coffee table has a lot going for it. It's just the right size for a small apartment, it has nice, modern lines, and at $19.99 the price is pretty much unbeatable. The only problem is that it can look a bit blah. But Catherine McNelly of domesticitie. figured out how to banish the genericness of the original with the help of a staple gun and some unconventional upholstery fabric.
By upholstering her Lack in a pearly white, faux crocodile vinyl upholstery fabric, Catherine managed to give it a glamorous look that plays off the table's clean, modern shape. The crocodile finish is not for the faint of heart, but the unconventional touch keeps things interesting.
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