Basically, what I did was screw the OLOV legs onto the MELLTORP tabletop and adjust the legs to the height I needed.
Now something important to keep in mind is that the MELLTORP tabletop is pretty thin, and the screws that come with the OLOV legs are too long for it (which is why I added short screws to the list of items).
I didn’t notice this at first, so I was left with four ugly holes, and inspiration for the next step.
Aiming to cover up the holes somehow, I bought marble contact paper and set to covering the table. The marble contact paper wasn’t wide enough for the whole table, and when I added the extra part you could easily tell it was an addition.
That’s when the white electrical tape came to my rescue. I put it over the gap, and not only does it cover it beautifully, but also creates the illusion of a continuous pattern.
The final step was decorating the table with all sorts of things, amongst them the KNUBBIG lamp ($18, not including light bulb), and a plant in the stylish SKURAR plant pot, with the top painted gold. (That’s 2 IKEA hacks for the price of 1 right there!)
Now my living room has a unique hacked table that makes me smile every time I look at it!
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.