Today I would like to tell you about my little DIY project, in which I conjured up a stylish tile coffee or side table from a simple IKEA LACK table. If you are also interested in a creative furniture transformation, then you have come to the right place. In this blog article I will show you step by step how you can give your IKEA LACK table a new look with tiles.
Before we begin, let’s make sure we have everything ready. Here’s what you need:
- IKEA LACK table
- Small tiles* of your choice (ceramic or glass, depending on your taste)
- Tile glue*
- Joint compound*
- Joint rubber*
- Prepare the table: Start by assembling the IKEA LACK table. Thoroughly clean the surface to ensure it is free of dust and dirt.
- Arrange tiles: Lay the tiles on the tabletop to see how they fit best. Experiment with different arrangements until you achieve the look you want.
- Cutting tiles (if necessary): You can use a tile cutter to cut the tiles to fit them perfectly on the table. Make sure to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.
- Attach tiles: Apply the tile adhesive generously to the table top and place the tiles on top. Gently press the tiles to ensure they adhere well.
- Fill in joints: After the glue dries, fill the joints between the tiles with grout. Use the caulk to evenly smooth the joints. Remove the excess with a sponge so that a haze remains on the tiles.
- let dry: Allow the grout to dry thoroughly as directed on the product packaging.
- Clean: Remove any remaining glue or grout from the surface of the tiles.
- Choose tiles that suit your living style. Ceramic tiles add a rustic charm, while glass tiles look modern and elegant.
- Be sure to place tiles straight and evenly for a professional look.
The IKEA LACK hack, in which you turn a simple table into a tiled coffee or side table, is a great way to express your creativity and upgrade your furnishings at the same time. With the right materials, a little patience, and a few craftsmanship skills, you can create an impressive piece of furniture that fits your home perfectly.
I hope this guide has inspired you to start your own DIY project. Feel free to share your experiences and results with me in the comments!
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