Before & After: IKEA Lack to Faux Gator Coffee Table

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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.

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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.

Check out domesticitie. for more pictures and the full instructions.

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