Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lack Table Hack

You may remember the Thrift Shop lamps post I blogged about last month for a guest room I am working on.  I'm still working on the guest room and needed two matching tables to use as bedside tables.

I wanted to use two Ikea Lack tables but I didn't have time to drive one hour to Ikea. Instead, I found these tables at Target--they look exactly like the Lack table.
Since these will be for guests only, there wasn't a need for storage...just a place to put a clock and maybe a glass of water. Here's what they looked like in the package...
And here is what they looked like assembled...
I've seen many bloggers do Lack table hacks, I decided to try my own version using brass colored thumb tacks from the office supply store. The first step was to measure 2 inch lines and mark with a pencil. Next, using an awl, I hammered a starter hole where I wanted my tack.
 I worked on a soft rug so I wouldn't scratch the finish of the table.

Next I started hammering the tacks in. I choose a zig-zag pattern.
Once the measuring was done it went pretty quickly.
For less than $25.00 I have two bedside tables. I can't wait to get them into the room and add the finishing touches!

Linked to Hookin Up with HoH 
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  1. I love this idea! I have a coffee table just like this that I got at Walmart and have been looking for a way to spruce it up. Thanks for the tip!

    1. So glad you will try this...really easy and looks great!

  2. Great hack Rita! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, hope you had a wonderful Passover!


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