Ikea Coffee Table Makeover + Fab Rug Review
So we have been the home of the rotating coffee tables. Remember these [ Painted Marble + Tufted Ottoman ] ? Well I loved the idea of the faux marble one, but the size wasn’t right… it was a hand me down. And the tufted ottoman was just the dumbest mistake I have ever made. We eat nearly every meal in the living room (hate to admit) so between dinner plates resting on tufts & a two year old constantly spilling her milk IN THE TUFTS! The thing was pretty much trashed immediately. So I went to my inspiration boards…
All of the tables I liked were some version of this: Gold Base with either a marble, glass or mirror top… but goodness… none of them are at all affordable. This is one of the better priced versions at $899.
I had been keeping an eye out at the local thrift stores & after some close leads on Craigslist I finally found something that worked perfectly or our space!! Good news for me… I found it unassembled & brand new at the local Goodwill… even better for you, it’s from Ikea! So you can duplicate the look too. Bonus!
So remember a few months ago how everyone was turning their Vittsjo Shelving units Gold! Brilliant! They looked amazing & totally way more expensive than they really were. I loved them but had no room for shelves. Enter my fortuitous trip to Goodwill when I saw the Vittsjo box, but with the nesting coffee table inside. I thought, hey… this could work!
You see where I am going?! A quick coat of Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold Spray Paint & a little of my faux marble treatment & we have a brand new coffee table! This one is crazy easy to clean & the bottom shelf allows me to keep it a little styled which has always been impossible in our home.
I love how bright & airy the space is starting to feel thanks to a new coat of white paint & despite the huge brown sofa.
Also, this hack would work really well with just painting the bottom glossy white, adding a sheet of mirror, the options are limitless!
Have you also noticed my killer new rug!! I am in L.O.V.E!!! Getting rid of the old brown rug has made a huge difference in this space. Knowing that I wanted some sort of natural fiber rug with lots of texture I finally selected this beauty from GoldenAgeUSA [ link here ]. I know I have introduced you all to GoldenAgeUSA before, and while they are a fabulous Lighting Source… they have some killer rugs too! This one has tons of variations in tones which will be very forgiving & because it is 100% Jute it is really soft. The thick woven braids are almost like a little massage on your feet. So good.
So between the newly painted walls, the gold Ikea coffee table & my gorgeous new jute rug from GoldenAgeUSA the room is starting to feel light & bright! Finally!
* The rug was provided via GoldenAgeUSA, however the opinions are 100% mine… It really does rock! *
The inspiration coffee table is perfection and yours is such an awesome hack and does it justice. I love, love, love everything about it. Your faux marble treatment is always beautiful!
I made the same mistake as you with the tufted ottoman 😉
Love the new rug too.
Have a great weekend!
You are such a smarty! I predict there will be a rush on those IKEA coffee tables once this hits Pinterest 🙂
gorgeous makeover! I totally agree with Emily Clark…it's going to definitely be a hit!
I LOVE this! I am completely inspired. I would love to know how you did that faux marble treatement. I looked under tutorials but didn't see anything. HELP! You are incredibly talented. Love following your blog.
Hey Laken! The tutorial is actually one by Gorgeous Shiny Things I have used a few times. The link can be found here: http://www.huntedinterior.com/2012/05/marble-coffee-table.html
Love the coffee table! Looks great there! xo Kristin
How pretty! The gold totally turns that table around. Amazing how changing just a few things can change the entire feel of the room!
That rug had me at hello! It was the first thing I noticed. Such a great choice for a cozy living space. Loving the changes to that room. Happy weekend, girl!
beautiful as always! Love the faux marble treatment you did!
I love it all!! As soon as my Little One is out of the "run and crash" phase I am going straight to ikea to start this project for myself! You are turning me into a DIY'er…yay! Now if only I had a thimble's worth of your talent!
I love this, it looks beautiful! I did the same thing with a little metal and glass desk from Walmart and I am just looking for something fun to make the bottom shelf out of. I may try your faux marble treatment!
I have been planning to do this exact thing for months, but hadn't got around to it! It looks lovely, maybe I'll finally kick my butt into gear now.
Genius – your coffee table is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us!
loooooove this ikea table. i might need to do the same thing – it looks so good and everything is better in gold 🙂
— jackie @ jade and oak
are you kidding me?!?! you are too amazing…that table transformation is incredible!!! you are the best stylist, too!! come to my house!!
love how they turned out!! I've been looking for a reasonable coffee table option! I might have to try this.
Ok you never cease to amaze me in Dallas!!!! What a fabulous idea. Doing this to mom's table!
I looked at goldenageusa and typed in Jute rugs and came up with a couple of rugs that look nothing like yours. What is the exact name/# of the rug you purchased from them?
Thank you 🙂
You better watch out… I've already done the duct tape fridge, am ordering a setee you styles and might just steal this hack idea for the shelving area I have been mulling.
I'll have to send you pictures when I am happy with how the new house is coming together.
It's fabulous! I already showed it to a client and she loves it, of course!! Thanks, Kristin!
Beautiful! Looks super high end…but the that is totally your specialty, I think – taking humble and making it fabulous!
This is too funny – I was going to do the EXACT same hack to this table, since the Worlds Away table I want is 2k (not going to happen). But I just scored a Pottery Barn Tanner table on Craigslist so that will get the gold treatment!
Your coffee table and rug look fabulous together, love them! Great Ikea hack!
Can you tell me where you got the print hanging above your couch? Love that.
This is FABULOUS!! I am truly sad that we don't have an ikea on my state so I can run out and buy this table and bring some of your creativity home with me!!! I recently found your blog the other week and I am loving your style!!!
This is fabulous!!! I am truly sad we don't have an ikea in my state so I can run out and copy your awesome makeover!!! I just found your blog the other week and am loving your style!!!! On the rug– I love textured rugs but am dying to know– is it scratchy underfoot?
Jute is actually a very soft natural fiber. It is so soft! Seagrass & Sisal can get scratchy, but as this is 100% Jute it is a Dream underfoot. Proof positive by my two year old rolling around on it on a daily basis.
the coffee table honestly looks so amazing! I love how you added the touch of marble too. the rug goes with the space perfectly, just the right amount of texture! looking awesome!
♥♥♥ the nexting coffee table and you did an amazing job re-inventing it!
Thank you for this! Can't wait to get to this project ASAP!! Xoxo
This is AMAZING! Looks super high end!! Pinning! 🙂
This is so awesome I can hardly contain myself. Um. You ROCK.
Loving the cushions & the how the whole look came together – im going to try the gold spray … the rug is working great being that is neutral ! Is it the rough kind though ?
Jute is a naturally soft fiber. Unlike Seagrass & Sisal which can be a bit rough, this rug is beyond soft. Great for playtime on the floor.
amazing IKEA hack! looks incredible!
looks like a thousand bucks worth! A quick suggestion for the marble top- try your local countertop store, they usually have a lot of extra small slabs lyingaround that you can have them cut or re-size for your table at a reasonable cost. 🙂
That table looks like a million bucks! GREAT job, Kristin!
Love this table! Did you use primer before you painted it, or just the paint? ~SLG
As it was metal I just used the Rustoleum Paint. 🙂
Good to know — thanks! ~SLG
Is this rug easy to clean if there was a spill? I know sisal is very hard to clean. Thanks!!
I'm painting that exact coffee table right now and there's a bunch of different rustoleum metallic gold spray paints. Which one did you use? And has it scratched much since its been in your house without using a primer?
Like shiny or matte?
I used the version with the Shiny Metallic Gold Top (Green bottle I believe…) Scratching wasn't a problem, but I switched to using Vinegar vs Windex to clean the glass & the vinegar removed the paint. Oops! Back to windex for me.
Do the tables actually come apart? "Nesting" would apply they do but I can't tell from the picture or Ikea website! If they did you could have both coffee table and side table!
Do the tables actually come apart?