Oh the IKEA Lack side table. Chances are you either have this table in your apartment or you know someone who does. At $7.99 each, these tables are hard to resist. And their clean and simple shape guarantee that they will fit in pretty much anywhere. As it turns out, the Lack side table has also served as the spring board for many DIY embellishments and upgrades. Here are some great examples I found plus my own hack at the very end of the list. Perhaps this will make you look twice at the humble Lack side table
Glass Book Top
Mod Podge Top
Lack Coffee Table Hack
Customized with Bamboo Veneer
Memory Box Top
Two Tables Turned Into One (My Contribution)
I bought four Lack side tables instead of two and glued (with Liquid Nails) the feet of one table to the disassemble top of the other table. Now it has more of a box shape that reminds me of more expensive tables like West Elm’s Parsons Cube Side Table that sells for $149. My tables cost $16 each plus $3 for the Liquid Nails. Bam! Now, perhaps I will paint them? We’ll see..everything is looking a little dark.
If the thought of hacking away at IKEA stuff appeals to you, then be sure to check out the site IKEA HACKER. It’s completely dedicated to this type of thing.