Description: I bought an unfinished Ingo table from Ikea a couple years ago. I stained it immediately to match the colours in our dining room but lately I have been a little bored with the look and decided to turn the table into something with a bit of character.
1. I taped the edges so that I wouldn’t get paint on the table top. 2. I painted the legs and skirt of the table white. 3. I sanded the table top to get rid of some of the stain to make it look worn. I also sanded the legs and skirt to wear away some paint.
4. I beat the table using a chain and a hammer and then sanded a bit more 5. Then I hammered small tacks into the corners of the legs and the corners of the table top. I also placed some random nails for effect.
6. The last thing I did was add three tacks to the centre of each side for decorative purposes.
This pretty much sums up what I did. I have a couple more pictures on my blog so feel free to check them out!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.