Published on December 19th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


French chic hacks

Guillaume sends us two of her his hacks. One is an end table with the feet painted black and covered with coloured paper. The second is a tray, painted back and embellished with a menu of a restaurant.

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15 Responses to French chic hacks

  1. Nk75 says:

    Love the tray. Great idea!

  2. epdrama says:

    cheers to hacking !!

  3. The French Dude says:

    Forgot to mention that i love the tray !!

  4. The French Dude says:

    Yes, the table was called FORNBRO, was matching the MAGIKER storage family, and is not sold anymore.

    Neau travail Guillaume ;) !

  5. Guillaume says:

    Thanks for yours nice comments !
    For the table, I start with a IKEA side table (but IKEA doesn’t sell it anymore). I painted the feet in black et cover the top with a poster. Then I varnish the whole.
    (I hope you understand my frenchy English).

  6. Anonymous says:

    I want to make a table like that, what did you start with? Or did you buy it from Ikea like that? I can’t find anything on the website that resembles it.

  7. Elisa. says:

    Great hacks, I love the tray.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, lay off on whether or not these are “real” hacks — did he use stuff from IKEA? Yes. Did he alter them in some way to better suit his preferences? Yes. Are they one of a kind? Yes. These might not be the most complicated hacks but they creatively take something ordinary and make it the person’s own –

    so Guillaume, good work, I especially like the tray w/ menu and thanks for sharing!

  9. Jules says:

    Sorry Guillaume my mistake. Correction made.

  10. Rodney Lefond says:

    These are pretty awful.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Decoupage is not a hack!!!

  12. Guillaume says:

    I’m a boy, Guillaume is the french name for William.
    Thank’s for publishing my hacks.

  13. Phill says:

    Seconded. It should read his, not her.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Guillaume is definitely a boy’s name …

    The first sentence should be:
    “Guillaume sends us two of his hacks”

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