IKEA Lindved Table Hack

This post is well overdue, as this was one of the projects for Lucy’s nursery!  But we all know how time just flies especially with a baby in the house.  But I’m still so excited about this little DIY that I had to get it up on the blog!

For starters, I could not find a side table that I loved for the nursery anywhere.  I was so picky and the side tables I did like were usually too expensive.  Hence, the DIY.  We had this little IKEA table sitting around and if you haven’t seen this style before, it’s like, the cheapest table you can find anywhere.  $20 cheap!  It’s considered a side table but really it would be perfect on a patio since it’s metal and all white- it would be such a cute little bistro table to eat al fresco.   Here’s the stock photo of the table:

But back to the process- I figured the legs looked a little boring all white, so I had Chase spray paint them black and gold to create the “dipped” effect on the bottom.  For the top of the table, I bought marble contact paper off Amazon.  I cut a circle the size of the table with an extra inch around the sides so I could fold the paper under the edge of the table.  Before I folded the paper, we worked really hard with a scrapper to get all the bubbles out from the flat surface.  




Side note: the contact paper is the coolest stuff.  It looks pretty decent (I’m not going to tell you it looks exactly like real marble- it does not- but it’s close enough for what I am using it for!) and there’s so many times I have grabbed my roll of leftover contact paper for little product photo shoots.  It’s so handy to have!


It has held up really well for the last 7 months considering it was a $40 project total including the cost of the table.  The only down side is the contact paper is starting to peel up from the edge of the table so I will have to figure out a solution for that.  If anyone else has ideas or past experiences that are similar with contact paper, I would love to hear in the comments! IKEA hack, lindved table, marble top side table, marble contact paperIKEA hack, lindved table, marble top side table, marble contact paperIKEA hack, lindved table, marble top side table, marble contact paperIKEA hack, lindved table, marble top side table, marble contact paper

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Fall Inspiration 

Yesterday was my first day back at work. Being back in such a creative atmosphere was very inspirational in a style sense, especially for the new season ahead.  I am loving bohemian styles with lots of rich details and textures!

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Etsy Shop Now Open!

I am so excited to announce that I have opened an Etsy shop that will be a marketplace for my handmade home decor pieces.  So far I only have two painted antler listings but I have high hopes to add some throw blankets, pillows and more painted antler sheds in the next few months.  

Antler sheds have always been a favorite of mine.  I love the process of gathering them, the cold winters hikes in the mountains and that feeling of pride when you finally find one.  When we were in the Jackson Hole boutiques, I kept seeing sheds for sale.  If they were selling in such high end boutiques, why did we keep our found pieces tucked away in the closet (other than the few we do keep out as decor)? I decided to put a little chic twist on something so rustic by painting them black and gold, and will try my hand at selling!

My etsy shop’s name is NewmansNest (of course!!) and you can view it by clicking here

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