Learn how to transform basic IKEA Lack Tables Using Stencils. This a great inexpensive hack to makeover the basic Lack Table into a statement piece on a budget.
Who doesn’t love an IKEA hack, I know I do! Ikea furniture has so much potential to be transformed into your liking and I love how budget-friendly the furniture is as well.
The IKEA Lack table is cheap (just under $10) but that doesn’t mean that it has to look like that when there are so many ways to make it pretty.
There are tons of ways to hack the Lack side table and turn it into the home decor piece you really want.
Some of these IKEA Lack hacks that I have seen look a bit more upscale and others are just really fun but the point is that there are tons of variations on how you can customize the IKEA Lack Table.
Before we jump into today’s project I want to share with you some of my other favorite IKEA hacks I have done in the past.
Today I will show you guys how I transformed basic IKEA Lack tables into stunning side tables perfect for a bedroom or living room.
DecoArt Paint in the color Morning Glory
Clear Gloss Spray (highly recommend)
We all know how those IKEA Lack tables look but for the sake of the dramatic Before and the After here is a Before shot of how my IKEA Lack Table.
The thing I love about this table is the price point and how easy it is to assemble as well. At under $10 for an entire table, there’s almost no risk in purchasing one or more and trying a side table hack of your very own.
The Lack side table comes in five colors which gives you a lot of possibilities for projects to try.
The ones I had were in a black color.
Tutorial for IKEA Lack Table Makeover Using a Stencil
So first things first, I painted both the IKEA Lack tables in a gorgeous deep blue color which had a Satin Enamel finish.
I only needed about one coat of paint to cover both the tables.
Let it completely dry before you stencil the tables.
The specific stencil that I chose for this makeover (which you can see in the material list above) is the reason why this makeover turned out so beautiful
The size, pattern and color combination just worked out perfectly.
I chose three colors for the Stenciling and it was a combination of purple, coral and pink color.
The stencil was literally the perfect size for the Lack Tables and seemed like it was just made for these tables.
I’m telling you it fit like a glove and you can see it for yourself.
The main colors I focused on was Purple.
Load up the stencil brush by dipping it into the paint and then gently dabbing the excess on a piece of paper.
With a gentle hand go over the stencil.
When you think the stenciling is complete, carefully peel off the stencil from the top of the table.
To finish it off and completely seal the deal I sprayed a generous amount of Gloss Spray from Rust-Oleum which is my absolute favorite.
Then it was two more days of painful waiting before I could actually use these tables.
And there you have it.