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
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.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! You can send me a message on Twitter too if you have any questions! I’d love to hear your thoughts.