Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Ikea LACK Table Redo

I've had this black table from Ikea since I was a starving student living in L.A.. For a long time, it's been sitting outside, hoping for a second life.

We decided that it should stay outside, but that it definitely needed a new look. (We all need a new look every few years or so, right?) So, we found a pattern that we liked, printed it out on thick cardstock and used an x-acto knife to cut it out.

Then, I placed it on the table and spray painted away!

Some of the lines were not as crisp as I had hoped, so Joe ran to the store to buy a black Sharpie. Then, I used the Sharpie to make things a little bit more defined. And now we have a table that we love!!!
We can't wait to show you our entire backyard remodel!!


  1. Oh my goodness- This looks fantastic!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the backyard!

  2. Love it! Doesn't everyone have a plain piece of furniture like this that could use an update. Who knew you could get such a contemporary look with items you probably already have lying around.

  3. Oh. My. Goodness.

    This is so cool! I'm in love with it!

    Your blog is awesome, thanks so much for stopping by mine!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

  4. Adorable and super creative.Love it!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! This table looks fabulous!

  6. You are too cool! What's next? Don't make us wait too long for your next project!!
    xoxo mom

  7. Looks great! I love DIY posts! ;) Glad I found your blog through strictlysimplesyle!

  8. Hello, SITSta! What a lovely table design, you really saved it. Now, I've got to look around my place to see what I can save...thanks for sharing...come visit when you can...

    Twitter: SolarChief

  9. That's awesome! Can't wait to see the backyard! Great job!

  10. Amazing idea. LOVE THIS and will certainly by trying it where and when I can!