Industrial Look Side Table - Ikea Hack


I have a cute metal table I bought for a song a few years ago. I love it but the table top is too small to be really useful in my new home. For the last few months (ok longer) I've been trying to decide what to do with it and today I found my super simple solution.




Ikea has these awesome butcher block cutting boards for $20 ($10 in the USA). I bought two of them for my kitchen but I don't really ever use them anymore. The size is perfect for my table!!!

Ikea Lamplig Cutting Board

 

I flipped it over so that the groove is on the bottom and the edge that sticks up is pointing toward the floor.  Then I stained the wood with a Minwax oak stain and glued the cutting board to the metal table top with acrylic caulking (works just like glue!).  I also used linseed oil to shine it up a bit.


Tah daaaaah!




Easy peasy new table with an industrial edge!


Have a wonderful week!


44 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! It gives the table a brand new look. Lesa

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  2. That is a great table. That's using your noggin' ;)

    Have a great long weekend, Anne.

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  3. How cool is that? I have one of those that I never use either - you've got me thinking now Anne -
    ( John will be thrilled lol )
    Have a great wknd,
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  4. Just wonderful, wish I could think of something for my bedroom as a nightstand, mine is to small...love yours it turned out great!

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  5. what a great idea....wish we could hit Ikea together!!!

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  6. Now that was some slick thinking there Anne! I need an ikea closer than a 4 hour drive! It looks great!

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  7. Holy cow Anne that table is gorgeous!
    xx
    Anne

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  8. That's a great idea, using a butcher block cutting board for a table top. No DIY work and pretty cheap---I'll keep this in mind! Thanks for sharing. Looks great!

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  9. Wow! You are sooo clever. It looks great!
    Thanks for visiting me btw. :)

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  10. What a great and very creative idea, Anne! Super cute. Have a great weekend!

    Cynthia

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  11. smart idea Kimberley, it's not only functional now but it's also very pretty! we just bought one of these and now you just gave me an idea, thank you for the inspiration! :-) So glad to have stopped by today from Its Overflowing party! :-) Ingrid

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  12. That looks fabulous, Anne and it also looks brand new. You are so very, very clever!!!

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  13. That is awesome! What a perfect match -- how crazy is that?

    :) Linda

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  14. That was brilliant ;) I love the new look of your table.

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  15. What a neat redo with the butcher block top, and I love the metal base! A great weekend to you, Anne.

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  16. The base of that table is awesome, and the addition of the butcher block top just looks fabulous. Great job Anne!

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  17. It looks great and I love the picture behind your couch!

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  18. Oh wow your so clever Anne. Your table looks fantastic!

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  19. Now THAT is pretty darn smart! Why the heck is stuff half the price in the US? Makes no sense to me.

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  20. Super cool!! That's re-purposing! I love them, Anne

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  21. Yay! You're so resourceful Anne, and it looks awesome. I'm so jealous that you have an Ikea near you. :)

    Debbie

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  22. What a great quick little fix!! Great job:)
    Krista

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  23. It's beeeutiful! Fits in perfectly.

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  24. Well, aren't you the most clever one!!...the table is fantastic...and looks great next to the sofa...great job Anne...as always!!!

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  25. The wood brings some warmth to that cute table, looks great Anne!

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  26. Clever Anne! It's so gorgeous and the perfect size for your sofa! I love that it fits your basket of books so well too! Pinned!

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  27. I love this idea, how fun is that. Great redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  28. Clever! I especially love how you managed to slide a basket into the bottom. It keeps everything so much more organized and tidy looking.

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  29. Very cool! I love the mixed textures and the basket you added, too!
    I'm visiting you today from Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (opens at Midnight Mon). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  30. Very clever, Anne! Looks fabulous.

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  31. That looks so good! Makes it more warm feeling!

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  32. Awesome table! Love the butcher block and metal!

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  33. Very clever idea. It looks wonderful:) Thanks for sharing at the Cabin's BUDGET DECORATING PARTY.

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  34. That's a great update! It really makes the table look more substantial. Nice work!!

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  35. You are so clever! I love the end result-well done!

    I've just pinned this and shared on twitter.

    Best wishes and thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday Linky party.
    Natasha in Oz

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  36. Very clever, Anne. It looks great and I always like wood in a room.

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  37. Hi Anne!! Loved your table! You were featured at Give Me The Goods Monday! Head over to check it out and grab a button: http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-features-9.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  38. Once again Anne, you amaze me! Such a simple, yet clever idea!

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  39. So beautiful and clever! Looks like it was designed that way, Anne. Genius!

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  40. Anne it looks fabulous! Great job! XOXO

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