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Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Jules Yap


VITTSJÖ as entryway table and vanity

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Materials: VITTSJÖ, Wood Board, Pre-stain, Stain, Spray paint (optional)

I really wanted a simple, metal frame, wood-topped entry table. The problem was that for such a simple piece of furniture, it seemed to be so expensive! So I went the Ikea Hack route and made the exact look I wanted for a total of about $60. Even less, because I had the stain supplies already. Once I saw how well the entry table turned out, I decided to do a slight variation of the same table in as a vanity in my bedroom, but this one I spray painted the base white.

VITTSJÖ as entryway table

VITTSJÖ as entryway table

The process couldn’t be simpler. I assembled the VITTSJÖ laptop desk. For the vanity I spray painted the base, glossy white, for the entry table I left it as is. Then I went to the hardware store and bought an 18″ wide pine board, and had them cut it to 39 1/2″ x 14 1/4″, which is 1/4″ larger in each direction than the base, but I just wanted to be sure it wouldn’t be too small. I pre-stained, then stained the top using MinWax Polyshades in Mission Oak. I then placed the stained wood on the top of the base. Note, I did not glue the two pieces together, but I would advise to if you are planning on using this desk often.

And there you have it, a chic piece with multi uses for a very reasonable price!

Here is the link to the story on my blog.

~ Lauren Koster

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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".

2 Responses to VITTSJÖ as entryway table and vanity

  1. Amy says:

    1)The link for the entryway table goes to “Unknown page”, I’m very interested… How do I get there?
    2) the window planter is great, but from the directions of “remove 2 bottom bars…” . It jumps to picture of finished product. Completely lost there.
    Love the site!

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