BOHO IKEA GLADOM HACK: Anthropologie-Inspired Table

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.

BTW – If you’re looking for a super cute table-top accessory (or blog photo-prop), why not check out my agate-inspired resin tray post?

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. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • IKEA GLADOM table
  • Gold spray paint – Amazon US – $14 // Amazon UK – £9
  • Acrylic paints in colours of your choosing (I used a mix of orange, burnt pink, white and gold.)
  • Epoxy resin kit – Amazon US – $23.99 //
  • Mixing containers (one for each colour you’ll be using)

HOW TO HACK THE IKEA GLADOM TABLE:

  1. Spray paint the disassembled legs and tray top of the table gold. Leave to dry for an hour. You’ll need to turn the pieces over a few times to make sure you’ve got even coverage from every angle.I actually really liked how the table looked with just a coat of gold paint, so decided to take some pics! If you’re after a more minimal finish, even just spray-painting gold is a great transformation.

  2. Once dry, move the tray top to a covered surface. (Emphasis on the coveredI’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – resin is a bitch to clean. Save your kitchen counters, whip out some cardboard.)
  3. Put your (tightly sealed) epoxy resin bottles in a bowl of warm water. (Even at room temp, resin is usually too cold and will harden with loads of frustrating little bubbles. Keeping it warm means you get the flawless, bubble-less finish.) I like to do this before I set everything up so the resin has time to heat.
  4. Mix your resin to whatever ratio your kit specifies (mine is 2:1) in a large container.
  5. Split your resin into each of the smaller containers, add a drop of acrylic paint to each container and mix, mix, mix! You should now have a container of resin in each of your chosen colours.

  6. This is the fun part! Start to layer your resin colours and swirl them together to get that multi-dimensional, crystal look. For this step, I swirled each colour into the tray in a spiral then used a stick to slowly lap them together. The great thing about mixing acrylic paint with resin is that it causes it to harden quicker, so you don’t have to worry too much about the colours running.
  7. Leave to set for 24 hours. It’ll harden way quicker than that, courtesy of the acrylic paint, but just to be safe I’d leave it for the full 24 before you place anything on it.
  8. Place the tray back on the table legs. And enjoy the product of your hard work!

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!

Peace,

 

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30 thoughts on “BOHO IKEA GLADOM HACK: Anthropologie-Inspired Table

  1. Clarissa – Clarissa is a 23 year old Sydneysider (sɪdnisʌɪdə) who currently works as an accountant but is inspired to pursue her blogging passions.
    Clarissa says:

    I love this Mia! This table looks so high end and aesthetically pleasing and I am love the plants too. A perfect interior design piece that would work so well with blogging and content.

    You’re really tempting me to move out of home to try these DIYs haha x

    thesydneysider.com

    1. Thank you, Clarissa – I’m glad you liked it 🙂 Ahaha rent prices aren’t tempting, but space to craft definitely is x

  2. This table is stunning! It looks like something you would hundreds of dollars for, what a gem! I wish I was a little more artistic with these things but I love that you give step-by-step instructions for the artsy-impaired like me 🙂

    1. Thank you, Ellie! I’m glad you liked how it turned out – it’s honestly so easy to recreate if you did ever want to give it a crack 🙂

    1. hahaha i’m here to save ya money pal!

    1. Aw thank you, Molly, I’m glad you liked it 🙂 x

  3. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!
    Keri Elaine says:

    From a great basic to Boho chic! This table makeover is so beautiful Mia and gives the piece a fabulous vintage quality.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri

    1. Aw thank you, Aimsy – I’m glad you liked the finished product 🙂 xoxo

  4. Margot – Sicily – Margot, 25 ans, styliste, vous livre un joli jeu de pages entre tendances mode, créations, voyage et tourisme... Tout juste expatriée à Bahreïn pour deux ans, j'aime partager avec vous mes tenues, créations, voyages et mes nouvelles découvertes mode et beauté. Bienvenue dans mon univers ♥ Vous pouvez me contacter sur mon adresse électronique : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr Margot, a fashion designer of 25 years old is all about fashion trends, DIY, travel and all others cute things.. Expatriate in Bahrain for 2 years. I love to share my outfits, sewing projects, travels, my inspirations and my favorite beauty products.... Welcome in my universe ! You can contact me on my email : margot.richomme@hotmail.fr
    Margot says:

    Oh this is so cool and such a great way to transform a Ikea furniture into something way more original
    You’re so creative !
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

  5. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
    K.M. Sutton says:

    Girl WHEN are you getting your own HGTV show?!?! Because once again this is stunning. I also feel like I could maybe, possibly, potentially do this. I am obsessed! <3

  6. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.
    Hannah says:

    This looks incredible! I love the coloured marble effect! xx

  7. Oooh it is always nice to have some home furniture hacks – even more when you can save some money and also make the design yours. I like that the table was easy to make. It looks legit with the design and everything! Big plus when it is versatile to become a tray as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy exquisitely.me

  8. emilyunderworld – London – Hello! I write about Creative Self-Care, Witchcraft, Books and Ethical Lifestyle. I also share advice for students in London. MA Classical Art & Archaeology Graduate. Find some Magickal Mindfulness!
    emilyunderworld says:

    This is amazing! I love it. I’ve never tried any resin DIYs before, maybe I’ll give it a go! x

  9. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.
    Rossy Galaxy says:

    this is such a neat way to upgrade a piece from the thrift store, for example. i bet anyone could make a vintage or older piece of furniture modern with some paint and some small additions 🙂
    i love how you’re constantly sharing DIY things that are so simple for everyone to do 🙂

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