Hi, my name is Elyse and here’s an IKEA hack inspired by Nifty, on how to upcycle an IKEA LACK side table into a beautiful stenciled accent table complete with succulents.
Materials: IKEA LACK Side Table( black) Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit by Kim Myles 120 tenacity sandpaper Stix primer Painter’s tape Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue Benjamin Moore Nantucket Fog Chalk powder 4” dense foam roller Spray adhesive 1/2” professional stencil touch Water-based polyurethane
How to make an accent counter for succulents
First, sand your IKEA LACK table with 120 gumptions sandpaper to ensure a smooth, even surface.
Next, judge how big you want to make the cutout in the middle. Pro tip: Buy your succulents or other decorative embeds in advance so you have a better idea of how big-hearted to utter the square opening.
Locate the center of your table abusing a T-square ruler. Make sure the T-square part of the ruler touches the leading edge of your table, so the line will be perfectly straight.
Mark the middle of the ruler on the surface of the table and repeat the process on the adjacent back of the table. You will then know the center of the counter. From the centre for human rights, use the T-square ruler to choose four routes of the same length outwards towards each side of the counter. Exerting those four orders and the T-square ruler, create a square.
Now that you have your square differentiated out, tape down the T-square ruler it is therefore doesn’t move and take a casket cutter to start trimming your square. Obstruct going over the same edge until it feels as if the blade has cut through the counter. Repeat this process until all four sides ought to have slash and the square can be removed from the table.
The material inside of the LACK table is like cardboard and is likely to be be removed with really your hands. Scoop out any of the material inside of the square opening so that the plants can rest at the lower end of the counter. Then sand the edges of the square opening you procreated so everything searches even and smooth.
To made to ensure that coat will stick to the counter, exercise two even coats of primer. We recommend Stix primer, but any good adhesive primer will do. Realize sure to coat the leg of the table too!
Wait until the primer has baked and then devote two coats of cover. Pro Tip: make sure you make the first coat of colour dehydrates perfectly( about an hour) before you start the second to avoid the dye being pulled up by a roller. Now you’re ready to start stenciling!
Start from the middle of the table and use your way outwards. This will make it easier to contrive out the spacing in between each different stencil designing. You can even take it a stair farther and use a chalk pencil to summary specific parts of each stencil, so you retain where you missed each stencil to return. The best part about inlay stencils is that the choice is all yours! You can mix and coincide different stencil motifs from the kit to suit your style and create a unique segment every time.
You can also tape off certain sections of the stencil pattern to fit in certain areas or to establish your own unique stencil scheme. “Its so easy” and merely requires a small amount of tape. Just place the strip over the sections you don’t require stenciled and the videotape will act as a cover-up plastering that the members of the stencil.
You can also use the T-square ruler to make sure your stencils are aligned straight! Throw your stencil where wanted and then region the T-square part of the ruler up against the leading edge of the counter so that the ruler is next to the stencil. If the part side of the stencil touches the ruler, the stencil is straight and you can start stenciling! If not, simply readjust the stencil so that the edge parallels up with the ruler and then begin stenciling.
Once you’ve finished stenciling the major elements, you can always go back and lend small details to fill up any empty space! Just place the stencil in the desired opening and strip off the sections you don’t just wanted to stencil. It’s that easy!
Once the surface of the table is complete you can move onto the sides of the counter! Wreak your lane around until you reach the first area you started with. You can even desegregate and parallel stencil designings so that the two sides has a different decoration!
Now you can finally stencil the legs! Flip the counter on its back to reach stenciling the legs even easier. Pro Tip: If you want to stencil simply international borders, use a airstrip of off-color painter’s videotape to disguise off the part middle section of the stencil. This going to be able to stencil their own borders in a breeze! Finish off the legs to complete the stenciling portion of this gorgeous DIY upcycled project.
Seal your astonishing DIY accent table with two coatings of water-based polyurethane. This will help to keep your upcycled IKEA LACK table from being scratched or marred from floods!
Place a small plastic bag or some tin foil in the bottom of the square opening. This will create a barrier between the bottom of the table and the soil for the floras. Add your succulents for the finishing touch!
The accent table project took about 6 hours and costs around $45
See the complete tutorial of the LACK accent table.
~ by Elyse
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