Simple Solutions: Luxe-look Ikea side table hack

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  • Love Ikea hacks? In this episode of Simple Solutions we show you how to transform a simple Ikea side table into a luxury item of furniture, complete with marble-effect top.

    You will need:
    Ikea Vittso nest of tables
    Drop cloth or newspaper
    Spray paint in Copper or Brass (we used Plastikote Flat Copper, Brass)
    Pencil
    Ruler/tape measure
    Marble Sticky back plastic
    Soft Cloth/smoother
    Scissors
    Craft knife

    Step 1: Choose a well-ventilated spot, preferably outside, to spray your base. Lay down a drop cloth or plenty of old newspaper to protect surfaces.

    Step 2: Spray your frame using short even strokes, building the colour in layers. Allow to dry.

    Step 3: Next cover your glass top, first ensuring it’s nice and clean. Measure the surface to be coveredadding an extra 5mm.

    Step 4: Cut your sticky back plastic to size, with the 5mm allowance.

    Step 5: Gently peel back one of the edges of the plastic an inch or so and stick along the glass topallowing a 5mm overhang. Smooth down with a soft cloth.

    Step 6: Continue to peel and smooth the sticky back plastic along the glass top until you havecompletely covered the surface.

    Step 7: Flip the covered glass top over and using the craft knife trim the access plastic.

    Step 8: Place covered glass top on your spray painted base and voila! A super expensive looking sidetable!

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