Bedroom 00 - Noresund

Published on November 23rd, 2007 | by Jules Yap


a bedside beauty

00 - Noresund

need a sexy bedside table? jason shows us how.

“my girlfriend recently moved into a new apartment and was thinking of a cheap bedside table. she had a piece of circular glass she got from somewhere and thought maybe it could be placed on something (a planter?) after looking for a suitable host – and failing – we saw the noresund table at ikea: 19.99! the price can’t be beat but it was a little uninspiring, looks wise.

i had printed up some vintage pin-ups for her wall, so she suggested i put one on the table top. a wonderful idea. i played around in photoshop with a gil elvgren work (the best pin-up artist ever) and got the design right, had it printed and mod podged that baby on there.

01 - Gil Elvgren Pinup 02 - Table Design
artwork and table design

one note on assembly: to make sure the image was centered, i drew diagonal lines from corner to corner on the printed image, then drilled a hole in the center of the table to ensure everything was perfect.

03 - Printed and Glued
printed and glued

04 - Finished Product

finished table!

i also glued it to the table and then let that dry before sealing with the mod podge – the wetness from the glue can separate the printed layer from the paper on certain types of prints. the glass was a nice finishing touch, but it is by no means required. the table is a beautiful conversation piece that came in at around 30 bucks. i know it’s just a simple mod podge job but you never know what might catch someone’s fancy, and it’s worth knowing that the noresund is just begging to be adorned with the sexy image of your choice.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to a bedside beauty

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi! Really love this bedside table. But unfortunatedly I didn’t find it at Ikea Damansara, Malaysia. I searched in Ikea online catalog, both Malaysia n Singapore – 0 matches for “noresund”.
    Where can I get it? Pls advice…

  2. Anonymous says:

    You can purchase these glass tops at Linens n Things, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Wal mart etc.
    They usually go with the 3 legged tables.

  3. Mackie says:

    a lovely table. :-) i wouldn’t choose a sexy image myself ;-) but the idea with a picture and the glass is really cool. i haven’t seen anything like mod podge areound here (Germany) but i am going to check whether i can find a substitute – it looks like something really handy for craft projects.

  4. Anonymous says:

    anonymous 9:26 – the glass looks like the kind you can easily buy at discount dept. stores (it is made for those really inexpensive pressboard table tops with 3 broom handle legs that get screwed in). The table tops are ugly and must be covered – equally ugly pre-fab fabric toppers usually sold alongside – the glass is meant to go on top of those. Super cheap (yet decent thickness) and good to use for all kinds of things.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh, I like this!! I’m designing a room and my color scheme is red, black, and glass (instead of white, thought I would mix it up a bit) and this looks really nice.

    Any idea on where your girlfriend got the glass? I’m not sure how to go about acquiring some. Also, what was the thickness of the class/the glass dimesions? I don’t want to have it so thick it overwhelmes the design but I don’t want it flimsy either.


  6. Ryan says:

    Now THAT’S a great IKEA hack! I love Girl Elvgren pinups, and now I wish I had a place to put a table like this.

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