Seeing as you guys loved last week’s DIY Bedside Table (here) using an Ikea step stool, I thought I’d share another Ikea hack that I’m equally fond of. The VITTSJÖ nest of tables is only £45, and it’s perfect for a an easy metallic makeover. Not only is it versatile, but you get two tables for the price of one, and I think the end result looks really expensive!
All you need for this DIY is:
Rustoleum metallic gold spray paint
Marble contact paper (I used this)
Rustoleum plastic primer
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The good thing about this table is that the base just lifts out really easily, so it’s perfect for re-covering. You can use any contact paper for this, but I wanted the classic gold and marble combo so I used this self-adhesive vinyl film from Amazon. Just place the board on the back of the contact paper and draw around it with a pencil, that way you can cut it to exactly the right size.
Once you’ve cut it out, peel off the protective film and use a dry cloth to smooth the plastic over the board. The cloth will help smooth out any bubbles.
To spray the plastic frame, make sure you use a good-quality clear or white plastic spray primer and leave it to dry for at least 3 hours before you spray on the metallic colour. You’ll also need to fully seal the paint with a spray sealer once it’s completely dry. This will make the coffee table as hard-wearing as possible.
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