Monday, April 15, 2013

ikea hack: lack foot stool...

I have a couple of Ikea Lack side tables left over from my college days that I am not using.  These tables come in a few different colors and are an awesome deal considering the white ones are only $7.99!  Here is what they look like...

Ikea Lack Side Table

I decided to make one of the tables a foot stool for our guest bedroom.  I forgot to take pictures while I worked on this one but there is a great tutorial at East Coast Creative on how to upholster these tables.  You can check out their great Ikea hack {here}.  Basically the steps are very simple and involve (1) unscrewing the legs, (2) stapling foam, batting, and fabric to the table top, and (3) screwing in the new legs.

I decided to use different legs for the footstool to better match our furniture and also make the foot stool lower.  I got the legs and mounting plates from Home Depot...{here} and {here} respectively.  The legs come unfinished and only need a couple of coats of wood stain.

Here is the finished foot stool.  I used a burlap fabric that I got on JoAnn's fabric.  As you can see, our little guy Tater has already claimed the foot stool as his own so this may end up being a dog bed instead.

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