Sometimes I actually do projects that turn out pretty cool… and I have been meaning to tackle this one for a while. I always intended to spruce this baby up, I just wasn’t sure what I was going to do with Cookie’s ikea lack table…. I was toying with wallpapering it, painting it, decoupaging it with newspapers or her artwork… Then I remembered that I had these marbled papers in the closet for the past two years!
Ikea Lack Table $7.99 +
Paper Mojo Marbled Paper $9.99
(This is not the exact paper I used, because I bought mine 2 years ago. I think mine was only $3 or $4 a sheet… you need 2 sheets to cover 1 Ikea table. You can also make your own! *UPDATE: Thanks to a comment left by Megan who works for Paper Mojo, I learned that the “Riptide” paper I used is discontinued, but still available in clearance. It was $2.50 a sheet, now its $1.25. Buy it HERE.)
Last night…. I used Modge Podge and Spra-ment to adhere the paper to the table, but I recommend just using the Modge Podge and being VERY generous with it. Cover both sides of the paper because the Modge hardens up. I am still going to cover this thing with many coats of a clear lacquer to ensure that it doesnt rip or tear or whatever… use a knife or ruler to smear out the bubbles..
Here it is in Cookie’s ever improving bedroom…. That painting sitting on top is one of the first I ever made in an art class as a 9 year old. My grandma kept it all these years and gave it back to me for Cookie’s room a few months ago! Gotta love Grandma!
And if you are in NYC today, you know its the most god-awful day to take a picture because its pouring rain. So I had to keep the lights on… thats why the pictures look slightly off.
Have a great day everyone!