We love a little diy and customization when it comes to pieces that are readily available to just about everyone. We haven't always lived in places where there's a Target, let alone an IKEA, but we're pretty sure, even out in the sticks, we could find a Lack table to attack with a little veneer!
We found this crafty hack over at CraftyNest where they've outlined each step from start to finish with fabulous photos and links to the products used. They used sheets of veneer that run around $2/sqft, but like them, even if there's extras, we're pretty sure we could put it to use.
Even if you're not into a flower side table, you could use geometric designs, or basic shapes that might fit in the room you'll be placing the pieces. Make sure you hit up CraftyNest for all the details and make sure you send us pictures once you've made a table of your own!