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This past weekend we got photos taken of our apartment. We wanted to remember this stage of our life and all the work we’ve put in to making our apartment into our first home. Sarah Sweeney is one talented gal, we love how they turned out! I’ve decided to post one room at a time since there are so many great photos! Keep checking back for our kitchen and master bedroom.

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DIY Mid Century Coffee Table Ikea Hack

IKEA MID CENTURY COFFEE TABLE HACK

This post title is quite the mouthful but I wanted to get all the main points included. The table top is Ikea, the legs are mid century, I “did it myself”, and it qualifies as an Ikea hack.

Now that we’ve covered that…

When Nick first moved in, I knew we needed a coffee table upgrade from the little ottoman I made. I loved the legs on that ottoman and they were so easy to attach. Enter: Ikea, a little particleboard is all I needed.

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This table was apart of the Ikea family sale when we got it, so it was a whopping $20. I already had the legs from my ottoman so what I’m telling you is, this coffee table cost us $20.

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It’s pretty self explanatory but I can spell it out for you.

1. Buy Ikea Table

2. Buy mid-century legs and brackets

3. Stain legs to desired color

3. Drill brackets to table top

4. Screw legs into brackets

5. Store remainder of Ikea table in your storage closet for a project you haven’t thought of yet..

That about wraps it up! This table was a great temporary piece for us. We have a small living space that we use constantly, our coffee table is also our dining table (yeah we’re those people..). We needed something more sturdy and long lasting so we have a new coffee table now! It was also a do-it-yourselfer and I cant wait to share! Yep, thats a total of three coffee tables in one year, try not to judge too hard.

All for now,

jordee