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Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Heather


Farmhouse Coffee Table


Materials: LACK black-brown coffee table

I bought the LACK coffee table in black brown because it was cheap, let’s face it. A year after I purchased it, I was sick of it. But, it is a large and functional table, so I wanted to continue to use it. We moved into a small house near the beach that has a cottage kind of feel, so I wanted to make the LACK table into something rustic looking that would fit into our beach cottage. What I did:

1) I removed the bottom board from the table. Now, it has a much more open feel and is way less bulky.

2) I painted the formerly black-brown table a refreshing, off-white color. I just used spray paint. Yeah, you’re probably not supposed to, but it was cheap, it gave me even coverage, and I made sure to get the all-weather variety.

3) I bought three 8′ long decking boards from Lowe’s and got them cut in half. I stained the boards with a transparent stain so that I could still see the texture of them (creates that rustic, aged feel). After the boards dried, I sealed them with a clear coat. Next, I nailed them to the top of the LACK table.

4) I decorated the table with some candles and my own homemade table runner and I stood back and admired my brand new, old LACK Ikea table. I think I spent about $8 on the entire project (minus the original cost of the table)!

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3 Responses to Farmhouse Coffee Table

  1. Nolan says:

    This is awesome, I just bought spray paint and wood to do this today! What size nails did you use and how far did you space them down each board? Also, did you have any issues with splitting the wood while nailing it down? Thanks!

  2. Kala says:

    I inherited this coffee table when my boyfriend moved in and I hate it! But as you say, its very functional. I am definitely doing this – thank you!!

  3. Anne says:

    It looks very nice. I was thinking of making a similar one using old palette planks.

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