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Published on June 10th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


lilybee’s bug side table

update! see ben’s version of lilybee’s side table hack below. do you have a version too? send it in and share in the bug love.

i love lilybee’s bug side table inspired by a vivavi credenza she spotted in domino magazine. using wood effect contact paper and a steady hand, she traced butterflies and stuck them on a lack side table. love love love the ant making its way up the leg.

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see more of lilybee’s bug side table.
[via curbly. thanks, anja.]
post originally posted on 14 May 07.

ben’s version of the bug side table!

“for this hack i have unashamedly copied the most excellent idea from lilybee who deserves the credit for such an awesome idea. i drew the caterpillar, lady bug and bee using photoshop, then printed them directly onto the back of black contact paper (if anyone else is thinking of doing this, make sure you increase the page thickness setting on your printer otherwise you will end up with a big smudge of ink and jammed paper) and cut them out. i used a hole-punch to create the circles on the lady bug and the bees trail, stuck them all on to a white lack ikea table, and my new funky looking coffee table was complete.”







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7 Responses to lilybee’s bug side table

  1. Jules says:

    thanks, barry, for the heads up. can’t wait for it. cause i really want one and am too lazy to do my own bug table. :)

  2. Barry says:

    Hey guys, letting you know IKEA is making a version similar to this of the LACK side table, I can’t send a picture as it was taken at our test area in Älmhult but it’s pretty cool.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Any chance of getting hold of the photoshop files?


  4. lsaspacey says:

    She needs to send this to They would love this!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I loved the original sideboard, it was a design blog favorite maybe 6 months ago. This is such an awesome hack to get the same vibe! WTG lilybee!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awwww, this is one of the sweetest and most creative hacks I’ve seen. Swoon!

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