Coffee & Side Tables

Published on March 12th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


A stencilled Lack coffee table

Materials: Stencils, paint, primer

Description: Michael’s stencils and a weekend of patience.
Step 1, tape out paint area, I did a wide border. Measure and double check lines. It must remain straight
Step 2, paint 2 coats of primer and let dry for around 2 hours

Step 3, use stencil (read Martha Stewart’s tips, and practice before you paint table) and paint sponge. A brush will not work. This part is what takes forever. Do the main areas, let dry, and fill in gaps as areas dry.
Step 4, remove tape around edges. I had to go over the lines with a wet rag, as there was some primer bleed. This was pretty easy.
Step 5, about 3-4 layers of protective lacquer, otherwise all this work will scratch and chip
Then let it cure for about a week.

~ Kate, Vancouver

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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".

4 Responses to A stencilled Lack coffee table

  1. jaime says:

    Very nice. What is the protective lacquer?

  2. Zulaika says:

    This one is very pretty and the uniqueness makes it priceless. Thanks for sharing!

  3. ordinette says:


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