21 October 2013

Ikea Hacky-Lack



Get it? Like "Hacky-Sack" but "lack"? No? Okay.

 How was your weekend?! This was the first one in WEEKS I feel like we didn't have absolutely jam packed full of things to do. It was nice to actually take a weekend to relax! But if you know me...there is no relaxing without a sprinkle of DIY thrown in. Enter:



I'm fairly certain we all own the 15 dollar LACK side table from Ikea. It was the first piece of Furniture Jake & I purchased back in our "so poor we can't even afford craigslist furniture" days. (Don't worry...we're currently in the "So Poor we can only afford Craigslist furniture" days). I knew these would seriously make for the easiest upholstered stools ever for the foot of our bed, so I hopped on over to Hobby Lobby after work on Friday and picked up the following supplies:

  • Foam
  • Quilt Batting
  • Material 
That's it! 3 item project, yeah man! (well...not including the staples/staple gun/and stools themselves)

I followed the exact same process as I did for our DIY Headboard, but I didn't tuft the stools.

Start by gluing your foam to your side table



Okay I should probably mention to unwrap the foam, & screw the legs off the table first before anyone is angry and me for not mentioning that part. I hate spray adhesive with foam, I find it doesn't work at all, so I used my buddy Gorilla Glue for this project


Next, drape your batting over the foam+table  and cut to size. Make sure you leave enough room to pull it tight and staple on the back.





It's so smooth after it's been batted! Make sure you're not covering up the leg holes so you can easily screw the legs back into the stool-table when you're done upholstering it.


 Now is when the magic happens. Its time to use your staple gun to staple the fabric to the back of the table. It helps me to find the place i'd like my pattern to start, and cut the square from there. Again, ensuring I leave enough room for it to be stapled in the back.


From here, you simply wrap like a present & staple all around! After you've wrapped it, cut any excess with an exacto knife. It will look like this once you screw in the legs:


Now set em up where you'd like them and let your tushie bask in the foamy comfort :)







 Our bedroom is getting a full overhaul sometime soon. (No date yet...could be months...could be years...but eventually we'll tackle it)

Not bad for a quick 1 hour Saturday morning project, huh? I'm still not crazy about the legs, so I might switch em out...but for now it's a nice place to put my shoes on in the morning :)

Until Next Time,

Kylie




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31 comments:

  1. They turned out awesome! I love the pattern you chose.

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  2. You are so crafty! Come to my house and make me things?

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  3. those are so cool!!! The fabric is so amazing, will be storing this in my idea book.. lol. :)

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  4. Very cute! That seems like it really adds a lot to the look of your bed! I need to do something like this soon! :P

    ~Cathy~

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  5. This looks great! I especially love how you refer to Gorilla Glue as your best friend in your fun tutorial. Haha! =D (Am I still a no-reply blogger?)
    Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-stairs

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  6. Very nice. I love how they turned out. If you didn't tell me you made I would have thought that you bought them like that, very professional looking. I love the print you choose.

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  7. That fabric is yummy. I want some.

    -andi

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  8. Great project! I have several of those tables laying around. This would be perfect. Approx how much fabric did you need for both stools?

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    1. Hi, AviLynn! It was 1.5 yards of fabric! I guess I should of mentioned that part ;)

      xo Kylie

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  9. What a great little transformation Kylie! Love it!

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  10. LOVE these! So, so cute, Miss Kylie! You make it look so easy, I may just have to try it! Hope you're having a great week, girl!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thank you, Abby girl! I'm loving seeing the C's room come together. Obsessed with those curtains!

      xo Kylie

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  11. Love these! And that fabric is awesome! Found you via Blissfully Ever After Linky Party! Happy to have found you! Happy Friday! New follower! Be sure to hop over to my place and say hello! have an amazing weekend! -Kennesha

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  12. I love what you did with the tables. The new fabric looks amazing on the benches. Such a great makeover!

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  13. Love this!!! Great job! Love the fabric...stop by and say Hi!
    Have a great day!
    Jamie
    lovelongtime.blogspot.com

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  14. What a fabulous idea!! I love this idea. If we had the space in our bedroom, I would totally do this! We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

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  15. what a great redo! So clever and looks wonderful! I think I have that IKEA table in my basement LOL

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  16. Love this! You will be featured tomorrow on Work it Wednesday!!

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  17. You have totally inspired me!! I was discussing this with my hubby and he said he could build me a rough stand so I can upholster it! We have been looking for an upholstered stand for the foot of our bed for years now...just don't want to spend the dough. You have now inspired me to make my own...You make it look oober easy! Thanks!!

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  18. Question--how much weight and sitting can this withstand? The website says the lack side table should only handle abt 55lbs...have you had any problems with that? Thanks!

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    1. Hello, Miss Sudie!

      Thanks for your question! I didn't even know there was a weight limit on the tables! ...oops! Maybe I should do my research next time ;) That being said, I haven't had any issues at all. I will literally stand on them to dust the fan, and my husband and I both sit on them every day when putting on our shoes, and they haven't even felt the slightest bit unsturdy! I say go for it!

      xoxo, K

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    2. Sudie - I would NOT recommend the lack tables as a bench! I have had them for years and they are to I rickety. I don't even let my kids up on them! They are simply not meant for this. If you did some sort of reinforcement, maybe! But not as is!

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  19. Fantastic I love IKEA. Never though of this and I actually have this table... two of them. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, girl! You have to try it out with your ikea tables! It's been several months and ours have held up fantastic! I'd love to check out your link up.

      xo,
      Kylie

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  20. Adorable! I also love the entire bedroom ensemble ♥

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    1. Thanks, girl! I have to say it's completely staged ;) I don't know about you, but teacups and flowers would never work permanently at the foot of my bed!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  21. My coffee tables needed a change and this DIY made a big difference. Was planning on getting rid of them. Now that they are transform they are staying in my bedroom. Thanks for sharing your crafty idea.

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