So I bought this table in Ikea a while ago thinking it would come in handy for when my nieces are over to play or eat at and the grey colour fit nicely in the newly decorated hallway. I knew when I bought it that I wanted to do something to it to up-cycle it. Now I know this isn’t the true essence of up-cycling, it was a new piece of furniture rather than something old or second hand but I thought it would be an easy project to ease myself into the concept. I have lots of ideas for other projects further down the line too so watch this space!
What you will need:
- Ikea ‘Lack’ table – prices are between £5 and £10 depending on which finish you go for
- White vinyl
- A cutting machine – I used a Cricut Mini. You can use scissors but need a very precise hand 🙂
- Tape measure
Firstly, I decided to go for a checkerboard design keeping it relatively simple for my first attempt. I measured the table and worked out what size my squares needed to be to make an even pattern.
Then, I used my Cricut Mini to cut squares and triangles the right size for my design.
I started the design by sticking a row of triangles onto the edge of the table, followed by the squares.
I continued the design until the whole table was covered and this was the result 🙂
This was a pretty quick and easy project and you could do which ever design you wanted. There are tonnes of images available on the Cricut Mini so you could put pretty much ay design you wanted to on there from Disney for the kids to snowflakes for Christmas or pumpkins for Halloween.
The good thing about using vinyl is that its quite easy to remove so if you get bored of the design after a while, take it off and do something else 🙂