DIY Coffee Table Update

When we moved into our house we had to buy ALL of our furniture. It was our first home and we didn’t even rent before that! So IKEA was our best friend. One of these IKEA pieces of furniture was our white coffee table.

Don’t get me wrong, I did actually like the table. But as time went on and our house became more and more furnished and I actually started decorating with my style, I wanted something new. But the cost of a table just wasn’t something I wanted to shell out when we had a perfectly good table already. Plus, I like to build things myself (I’ll have to show you guys my dining room table I made with my dad sometime soon!).

I decided to create a tabletop that just slips right on top of my existing coffee table. I started with 4 pieces of 1″x2″ that were cut to fit right around the top of my table. When put together, the inside dimensions of the rectangle I put together measured the outside of the existing tabletop.

I then cut 5 pieces of 1″x6″ boards that would make the middle of the table top. I then framed the outside of those 5 pieces with 4 additional pieces of the 1″x6″ boards. I used wood glue to keep it together since the tabletop would be supporting it. I then glued and screwed in the wood box I created earlier to add stability and allow it to slip right onto the existing table.

I also stained the table top to match my dining table (which you can see a peek of in the background although my decor has completely changed already lol).

And VÓILA! A brand new table!

 

What kinds of DIY projects have you done in your home?

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16 Comments

  1. January 30, 2018 / 2:50 am

    Wow you’re so crafty! The table came out so good and looks great with the rest of your place!

  2. January 30, 2018 / 3:05 am

    Wow that’s actually such a great DIY idea! I DIY’d my coffee table a bit too. I bought a white and glass one from IKEA and we ended up painting all the white parts gold. It looks much more expensive now!
    xox Kirsten http://www.kirstenwendlandt.com

  3. gina diaz
    January 30, 2018 / 4:21 am

    The table looks really nice! What I have done this weekend was to paint a small table and 2 chairs with my niece and nephew help. It was so much fun!!!
    xx. Gina

  4. January 30, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Wow!! You did a great job! I’m so bad at putting together ikea stuff unfortunately 🙁

  5. Samjah
    January 31, 2018 / 4:05 am

    Girl that table looks great! I didn’t expect it to look like that but wow! I don’t do too many DIY hoke projects but this is making me want to start!

  6. Maryam
    January 31, 2018 / 5:32 am

    The table looks fantastic! Good job hun!
    xo, Maryamwww.glamandposh.com

  7. LAFOTKA
    January 31, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    That’s amazing honey! DIY queen 😉 Can you come to my house? 😉
    Tatyana xLAFOTKA

  8. February 1, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Wow, you did a great job with this table! The black top was a fab idea and it makes the table ornaments really stand out :)xo Samantha

  9. February 1, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    Hey Darling,How are you?What an Amazing Job Darling:)Looks soo Stylish:)I would do too:)So Nice Idea:)Love, Kisses KarinaHappy Week

  10. February 2, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Your table looks amazing! I love its dark varnish. What a great way to really add those personalized touches that make a house, a home.
    xo, Jo

  11. February 4, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Unfortunately, we’re not in a house just yet, so I haven’t had a chance to experiment much. Ever since I’ve moved, I’ve discovered how amazing IKEA is for home finds. I’m obsessed with that store haha. You did a great job staining that table too!

  12. Eva
    February 4, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    So cool dear. Congrats for your work this kind of DIY works inspiring me. I think often is not for women but we can do it :)XxEvawww.themermaidfashion.com

  13. February 5, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    omg this is so awesome! it looks so good, I love DIY projects! thanks for sharing!!
    xo, Samirawww.leathertolunch.com

  14. Jen
    February 6, 2018 / 2:43 am

    Your DIY coffee table looks so professional! Can you make me one too? I like how it matches your dining table. I will put my hubby up to this job now bc I would probably break everything and ruin everything.

  15. February 8, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I have to admit I like ikea… they have really beautiful pieces besides the standard ones….The table u have created looks really great my darling. It is perfect for the room it is now.Love it

  16. Sweetasfiction
    February 9, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    OMG this is amazing. You are so talented. Would never have known that you made it since it looks store made! Great job. Thanks for sharing this DIY <3
    Sweetasfiction xxsweetasfiction.com

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