DIY Mid Century Coffee Table Ikea 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.



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.



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,


A Few Things…



1. Banana Bread Granola
My whole place smelled like banana bread. It’s like eating banana bread without the guilt (or as much guilt?) depends if your anything like me and eat the whole batch in one sitting. I cut it in half ok?

2. Cookie Butter
I’m shocked at the amount of people who still don’t know about this. Trader Joes created this masterpiece. I don’t remember who told me about it but I hate you. If you (in any way) like the little Biscoff cookies Delta Airlines gives out, don’t ever buy this. I’m saving you. I’m saving you from the long life you have ahead of being terrified to go down the dreaded cookie butter isle in Trader Joes. It’s THAT good. It’s pureed cookie. It goes on anything…. including just a spoon.

3. Poppy and Olives
Poppy and Olives is a vintage rental shop. Whether its your wedding, grad-party, photoshoot, anything! They have the most adorable accessories and furniture to set it apart. I’m kind of obsessed :)

4. Standing Height Desk
I’m loving this (fairly) simple tutorial on how to build your own standing height desk! I love standing while I work and since I cant do it at work I think this is great for home!

5. Pointed Toe Trend
This is vague but I’ve been going shoe crazy. I had to share some of my favorites for spring. The D’Orsay trend is in full swing and these are my personal faves: This striped pair, this leopard pair, and this coral pair. Some of my other favorite pointy flats are this pair and this pair.  And last but not least, heels. I go for a lower heel because I’m more of a comfort gal. These and these are currently in my cart. Someone stop me. 

All for now,