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!

VITTSJĂ– Nesting tables, set of 2 IKEA The table tops in tempered glass are stain resistant and easy to clean.
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! *



49 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. You are such a smarty! I predict there will be a rush on those IKEA coffee tables once this hits Pinterest :)

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  3. gorgeous makeover! I totally agree with Emily Clark...it's going to definitely be a hit!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. Love the coffee table! Looks great there! xo Kristin

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  7. How pretty! The gold totally turns that table around. Amazing how changing just a few things can change the entire feel of the room!

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  8. 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!

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  9. beautiful as always! Love the faux marble treatment you did!

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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.

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  13. Genius - your coffee table is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  14. 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

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  15. are you kidding me?!?! you are too amazing...that table transformation is incredible!!! you are the best stylist, too!! come to my house!!

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  16. love how they turned out!! I've been looking for a reasonable coffee table option! I might have to try this.

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  17. Ok you never cease to amaze me in Dallas!!!! What a fabulous idea. Doing this to mom's table!

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  18. 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?

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    1. http://www.goldenageusa.com/hand-woven-100-jute-area-rug-tro1009

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    2. Thank you :)

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  19. 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.

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  20. It's fabulous! I already showed it to a client and she loves it, of course!! Thanks, Kristin!

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  21. Beautiful! Looks super high end...but the that is totally your specialty, I think - taking humble and making it fabulous!

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  22. 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!

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  23. Your coffee table and rug look fabulous together, love them! Great Ikea hack!

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  24. Can you tell me where you got the print hanging above your couch? Love that.

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  25. 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!!!

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  26. 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?

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    1. 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.

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  27. 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!

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  28. ♥♥♥ the nexting coffee table and you did an amazing job re-inventing it!
    Kathysue

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  29. Thank you for this! Can't wait to get to this project ASAP!! Xoxo

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  30. This is AMAZING! Looks super high end!! Pinning! :)

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  31. This is so awesome I can hardly contain myself. Um. You ROCK.

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  32. 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 ?

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    1. 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.

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  33. amazing IKEA hack! looks incredible!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  34. 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. :-)

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  35. That table looks like a million bucks! GREAT job, Kristin!

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  36. Love this table! Did you use primer before you painted it, or just the paint? ~SLG

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    1. As it was metal I just used the Rustoleum Paint. :)

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    2. Good to know -- thanks! ~SLG

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  37. Is this rug easy to clean if there was a spill? I know sisal is very hard to clean. Thanks!!

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  38. 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?

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    1. 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.

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  40. 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!

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