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A Lack Table Without Lacking Style

I love IKEA furniture. Their products give my house an affordable, yet modern appeal. From my first blog post, you probably already know that I adore IKEA items, whether it be for storage, functionality or organization. My boyfriend and I were doing some spring cleaning and were getting ride of two IKEA Lack tables and a Lack coffee table. We found a great idea from IKEAHackers to build and reuse the items for something new instead of leaving them for bulk pick up.

The IKEA Lack tables used to make the base of the table.

IKEA Lack coffee table used as a top for the table.

I have been searching for a sofa table since I purchased my home because I always felt our front entry way looked lonely. I was ecstatic to build this piece of furniture from items we had once deemed be to trash! My boyfriend Cody got out his drill, screws and measuring tape and within 10 minutes we had the beautiful table!

IKEA Hackers originally posted it as a breakfast bar, but since we already have a kitchen table we built it as a table for the entry way.

The finished table in the entry way of my home.

Rethink before you toss that old table or dresser onto the curb – it could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

What have you saved from the garbage and constructed into something useful?

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Find Your Treasure

When I purchased my first home a little over a year ago (pictured above), I quickly realized how expensive home decoration pieces are. I also found that many times a particular item I wanted was not in the color I needed for a certain room in my house. I wanted to create this blog to share tips and ideas on how to decorate your space without spending a fortune and to help create that perfect look you desire for each room.

My best advice is to always think outside of the box and always look at the item’s entire potential. The old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” really applies when decorating on a budget. Garage sales are perfect places to find decorating projects for great prices. An old dresser with a few scratches and missing a knob can turn into a beautiful and perfect addition to your home with a few tools, paint and new knobs.  Refreshing an old dresser and making it perfectly fit your color scheme can be done for under $50 and in little time.

Not all projects have to come from old or recycled materials. You can mold and form new materials into something completely different than it’s originally intended purpose. IKEAHackers.net is a great example of molding something from it’s original form into something completely new.  It compiles user-submitted projects, originating from only IKEA furniture and then made into different items and uses. My personal favorite is an example where they purchased IKEA glass shelves and used them as a backsplash for a kitchen (Photo featured on the right). Taking something from it’s original intent and turning it into an entirely different concept is key when decorating on a budget. It will also save you a fortune!

I am looking forward to sharing my tips and tricks for creative and classy decorations to help make your home look stunning.
Please feel free to share any of your ideas!


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