Saturday, 4 May 2013

Ikea Hack For FREE!!

Yes, you read that correctly, this table was FREE! It is made from two different IKEA products found in the garbage.

IKEA hack wood table

First you take one Klubbo side table which looked like it had been left out in the rain...

Klubbo IKEA side table
Then you add the slatted bed base from the Fjellse bed...
Fjellse slatted bed base
and you get this gorgeous table all for $0.00!
IKEA hack side table wood industrial metal


I found the original table in a neighbours garbage and thought I would buy some wood to make a new top.  Later that evening I noticed the bed slats in another neighbours garbage and realized it would be perfect for the top. 
I started by measuring my wood so I have about a 3/4" overhang and I cut the wood  (using my husbands mitre saw all by myself for the first time ever!).  I used black satin finish Rustoleum spray paint and covered the base with three coats.  While that was drying I lightly sanded and then stained the wood using Special Walnut colour stain.  When dried I laid the wood on the ground and used some offcuts of the wood to join them all together on the bottom.  I attached the top using wood screws to the frame.  To finish off the table and to protect it, I used two coats of Polyacrylic in satin finish and left it to dry. 
I love the combination of the smooth, modern metal and the rustic, aged wood.

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Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I LOVE LOVE it! I love that you got them both in the garbage, I do the same thing! And I too love the wood and metal! I am so happy for you! Great job!!! It is a beautiful table!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Congrats! I totally love it!!!

hugs xx

Crystelle Boutique

Fluster Buster said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

Fluster Buster

Dawn said...

What a clever idea:) Thanks for sharing at the Cabins BUDGET DECORATING PARTY.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you made such a great table from garbage. Ikea garbage at that. Seriously impressed.

Brandi said...

Great job, Julie! So impressive that you were able to turn scrap items into something beautiful for you home.

Cynthia said...

How creative... and it looks great, too! I love it when I find great "garbage" like that!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

WOW! you did an amazing job! & love that it's free! my kind of project! :-) glad to have stopped by from DianaRambles party today! :-) Ingrid

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!! I love how both are from Ikea and both were in a neighbors garbage. What a score!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

How smart of you to see the potential-- turned out great! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

You are amazing!! If you lived closer to me, you'd be welcome to take my garbage anytime...just so I could see your wonderful creations!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Very clever! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Stacey said...

Wonderful redo!
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Kim~madeinaday said...

Wow great job! Thanks for linking up last week on Made in a Day!

Live Laugh Rowe said...

This turned out fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to the party last week. xo

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Awesome idea!!! Love it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Very creative and the table turned out wonderful! You sure can't beat the price either. Thanks for joining the Open House party and I am a new follower.

Anonymous said...

Great project!

Serena @ Thrift Diving said...

Julie, you did a great job! The best part is that you were able to see valuable stuff while everyone else just thought it was junk. More people should be this creative and resourceful! Way to go!

Thrift Diving

Cara@theprojectaddict said...

I love this! The metal and wood look so nice together. Plus you can't beat free! wow