Before & After: IKEA Granas Table Gets a Rustic Makeover

Before & After: IKEA Granas Table Gets a Rustic Makeover

Colleen Quinn
Aug 27, 2012

One of the most enjoyable aspects of IKEA furniture is the way it inspires DIYers to modify and create their own custom pieces. This homemade makeover of the old Granas coffee and side tables (which don't seem to be available anymore at IKEA) highlights just how easy it can be to transform a common piece into a personalized one without a great deal of effort.

Replacing the glass tops of the original Granas tables with wooden planks gives these metal tables an instant rustic look. The boards were all sanded smooth to round the edges before being stained with Minwax gel stain in Chestnut. The boards are connected underneath by a 1.2 cut to fit inside the frame of the original glass top. The final touch was hammering in the black upholstery tacks above to add a little detail.

See More: The Far Fifty: Coffee Table/IKEA Hack

(Images: 1. Jay's Furniture, 2 & 3. The Far Fifty)

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