1 KOMPLEMENT drawer, or look for another drawer in the As-is department and match it to a table size
Loctite Power Grab
Art materials of your choice. I used Kinetic Sand but rice, beans or dried noodles could be a less expensive alternative
Paint any unfinished edges on your drawer — often the part that faces the back is not completely finished. I used black and it blended right in
Put together the LACK coffee table following the IKEA instructions
Make small piles of adhesive around the top of the coffee table. They need some height because the bottom of the drawer is recessed slightly and a flat bead of adhesive will not reach the bottom of the drawer
Put any art materials you like in the top tray and have fun!
I recommend using a container or a tray so you can easily remove the sand and toys when you can control their use
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