Before & After: Hacked IKEA Tables Make Bedroom More Beautiful

Before & After: Hacked IKEA Tables Make Bedroom More Beautiful

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Dabney Frake
Jul 7, 2015
(Image credit: My Dear Irene)

Like a lot of so-called "temporary solutions," Angelica of Once Again, My Dear Irene wound up using two IKEA LACK coffee tables as nightstands for five years, despite their less-than-ideal low height. Still, they were inexpensive and did the job...until she found a way to turn them into something that both looked and functioned better by the bed.

(Image credit: My Dear Irene)

The project involves taking apart a couple of the tables, and adding corbels to create a two-tiered nightstand that looks sophisticated and very non-IKEA. She liked the first one so much, she turned around and quickly made a matching one for the other side of the bed.

From Angelica:

The addition of this top shelf makes the nightstand much more functional than I expected. The table lamp sits a lot higher, giving enough reading light, while the items that are needed during the night (i.e. a bottle of water, glasses etc.) are now easily reachable. As for their overall look, I think they turned out from plain modern to elegant, a good match for our classic bed.
(Image credit: My Dear Irene)

Nice job Angelica, and thanks for sharing all the photos and steps over on your website Once Again, My Dear Irene!

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