I don’t know about you, but I love looking at Ikea Hacks! Some of them are genius, others are meh, but either way pretty much everyone has something from Ikea in their home and if you are creative enough to customize it, then go for it! I’ve had this Ikea console table for year. It was originally in my office, then was the TV stand at my apartment, and now at my house it lives right next to the front door. Whenever I had people over at my apartment they would comment that this table was so not me… I never really thought about it, but after hearing that I knew it was destined to get a makeover. I could paint it, stencil it, put studs on it, but what I ended up doing is covering it with Crocodile Embossed Black Vinyl! Because, why the hell not?!
Below is what the table looked like originally. I can’t find this exact one on Ikea’s site, but the Lack Sofa Table is pretty similar. It was just that plain ikea light wood, but it had a glass top on it which I thought was nice. I chose to remove the shelf and back panel to streamline the design.
Here’s a close up of the table. Just look at how BLAH it is! It was screaming at me with it’s blah-ness.
I bought the vinyl at JoAnne Fabrics – I always have coupons for there, so I think it was 40% off $29/yard. I needed about 2 yards for this project. So, that’s about $35 worth of material. I also had to buy little brackets at Home Depot to make the table more sturdy since I removed the back panel and shelf. I just took everything apart and wrapped the 3 panels (2 legs and the top) with the vinyl like a fancy present. I used a staple gun to secure it all. I just LOVE the texture of it! Of course I had to style this little corner with a few vases from Home Goods and a Picasso print from Joss & Main.