There's a good reason that IKEA "lack" side tables are so popular - they are lightweight, versatile, and extremely inexpensive to purchase! But, you don't have to live with the plain table that comes out of the box. Use your creative side to personalize one of these cool table "hack" projects!
If you love to sink into a comfy couch and put your feet up after a long hard day, then this is the project for you! This plush ottoman can be all yours for practically pennies! All you need is an IKEA lack side table, foam, pretty fabric, and a bit of elbow grease. My Frugal Dime can show you how it's done - just follow the great tutorial on their website!
How many IKEA lack tables does it take to reach the ceiling? To find out, stack 'em high and make a fantastic corner shelf while you're at it! You'll probably want to remove one leg from each table so that the shelf opening at the front is unencumbered. Stop by and see Melanie at Live From B5 for more info on how she created this small corner shelf.
Who doesn't love a good game of checkers? With a life-sized game table in plain sight 24/7, you can play it anytime you want! You won't believe how simple it is to upcycle an IKEA lack table into a classic gaming favorite. Maggie from Honestly Maggie can show you how she used a coat of paint and masking tape to create the checkerboard pattern.
Do you want to effortlessly upgrade a pair of IKEA side tables into a distinguished coffee table? Then all you need to do is apply inexpensive brass trimmings to the corners and feet! Who says coffee tables have to be one long piece? Certainly not Jenny from Little Green Notebook, who came up with this cool idea.
This gorgeous IKEA lack table makeover brings vintage shabby chic right into your living space. Let your creativity flow when you create this one! Whether your want your table to express love or happiness, let Sam at Raggedy Bits guide you with her awesome tutorial.
Invite your playful pups inside for a hearty meal at their very own doggy diner. Even though dogs will eat just about anything, and anywhere, you can still help make their chow time a fun experience! Jules at IKEA Hackers created the sunken kibble and water bowls with a dremel. Now your furry friends can eat off the table without making you barking mad!
Put an upcycled IKEA lack table to work as a "gaming workstation" in the corner of the bedroom. Your kiddos will love playing with their new Lego table! When it's time to put the pieces away, they can quickly toss it back into a plastic bin that's stored underneath the table. Janet at Jannybean can provide you with instructions on how to make the permanent "base" layer of Legos stick to the top of the table.
This clever IKEA conversion transforms a side table into a permanent home for a few choice succulents. The plants are housed inside an inexpensive tray that can be conveniently lifted up for watering and maintenance tasks. Plus, the hollow table makes it easy to create the recessed look. Be sure to head on over to Kathy May And Silas for an awesome tutorial on this tabletop garden wonderland!
Beautifully stained wooden planks can completely overhaul the appearance of an old lack table! Ellie had to "do the math" on the size of the pine boards, but managed to get it right. If you head on over to her Mom's blog at Simply LKJ, Ellie has the exact measurements listed, along with additional info on how to create this stunning table!
Gluing a mirror to the top of an IKEA lack table sounds a bit panache, but it seems to work! The addition of metal studs easily transforms the table from extremely average to simply elegant. Get all the details on this classy project from Simply Rachel By Rachel.
This cool video shows you how to create a fabulous patio drink table!
Most Hacked Table Ever
With a hollow cardboard center and a super inexpensive price point, these IKEA lack side tables are probably the most "hacked" item that is sold inside their stores. That just means that you can try one of these fun projects without worrying about the impact to your pocketbook!