I loved the shape of these Ikea desk/table legs, but didn’t quite like the cheapish aluminium color. Since I’m a fan of using gold leaf I decided to gild the legs with it. Then I added a pine wood top that was first covered with glossy wood varnish, then gilded at the edges to optically merge it with the legs. I think the outcome is quite stylish.
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.