by Mia M.
Why hello there, beautiful people – how are we all doing on this fine, fine day? (I actually don’t know if it’s a fine day at all. Maybe it sucks. Maybe the world’s coming to an end. Let’s not go down that rabbit hole. Not today, existentialism, not today.)
Today, I wanted to share one of my favourite recent DIY projects with you . . . and, in true Youtube-has-got-to-me style, it’s a boho IKEA hack. Let me show you.
If you remember my DIY/Crafting Bucketlist Set-Up, you may remember the inspiration behind this table was to create a plant stand. And, if you don’t remember that, isn’t it convenient we’ve got that video there for you to watch! It’s a good time – we talk about all the upcoming crafts you guys have to look forward to.
So. This table – isn’t it stunning? I was loosely inspired by this agate table from Anthroplogie – and I really mean loosely because, quite frankly, I find that table ugly. But the idea of a crystal table top? Well, that was intriguing.
That idea combined with how beautifully my agate-inspired resin tray turned out led us to this bad boy! I’ve actually ended up using it as a skincare table next to the mirror in my office.
The original IKEA table we’re flipping? This old thing. It’s an inoffensive design, for sure, but a bit . . . meh. (That said, it is priced very much non meh. I paid AUD$20 for this, which is like £10.) A really cool design feature is that the top is removable – so it’s not only a table, but also works as a tray!
But enough gabbing – you guys want to know how we’re making.
While this may sound like a lot of steps, I promise this is actually a super easy craft to recreate. And the pay-off? Gorgeous. As with most of my crafts, the fun thing about this table is how customisable it is. You can use whatever colour palette you prefer – I’m half tempted to make a slate-inspired, monochrome one for my boyfriend!
If you loved this boho-twist on a basic IKEA buy, make sure you Pin this to try it later! And, of course, that you’re following my DIY board on Pinterest. It’s a good time.
Alright, my loves, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the finished product as much as I did – for a cheap IKEA table, I think we ended up with something that looks way more fancy! Would you recreate this yourselves? What colours would you use? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma