Ikea Hack: Decoupage Table Top into Art

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Ikea Hack - Lack table to wall artSo remember that Ikea hack decoupage coffee table we used to have in the living room of our apartment?  It was created and blogged about way back when I first started this blog over 3 years ago now.  Crazy how time flies!!  If you have forgotten it looked like this: Photo Decoupage Coffe Table I love this table and love being able to look back on all those memories each day, but with the new house and trying to start investing in “grown-up” furniture, it was time to say goodbye to this $30 table.  Before the move I just could not let go and did not want to see our faces thrown in the trash along with the table and voiced this to my husband.  Out of the blue he speaks up with a “Why don’t you just take of the legs and keep the top as an art piece?”  Genius. Ikea Hack- table turned wall art Goodbye coffee table, hello beautiful and personalized entry way art! Ikea Hack - Lack table to wall art

For this simple Ikea hack of an Ikea hack, we removed the legs from the table.  Next, we purchased a frame hanging kit.  We used two eyelet screws and heavy duty hanging wire.

Ikea table turned wall art, love this idea!

I screwed in the eyelets about 9 inches from the top and 6 inches in from the edges.  To get them started used a screwdriver and screw to create a lead hole.  Then I grunted and man handled the eyelet screw into place.

Ikea hack- Table turned art

Next I measured out the correct length of hanging wire to attach to the eyelets.

Ikea hack

Thread the wire through each eyelet and wrap to secure.

Ikea table turned wall art- Ikea hack

Now it is time to pick the wall and hang the art!

Ikea Hack - Table to Wall Art

A simple update to keep this Ikea Hack alive and well in our home.  I love how it looks hanging in our entry way and I am so happy it did not end up in a landfill somewhere!


Pretty Waterlogue April Challenge

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Who wants an opportunity to try out another great photo app and have some fun on Instagram?!? Brittany of Pretty Handy Girl threw down the Pretty Waterlogue Challenge on her blog yesterday and I have decided to pick up the torch and give it a go.  I mean who doesn’t love a good photo challenge and getting to use a fun photo app like Waterlogue?  Just look at how the pictures turn out:

Waterlogue Sample

This challenge is to take a new picture or use an already loved picture each day during April and convert it into a watercolor image using the the Waterlogue app (it costs $2.99 on the iphone).  We are then to share the picture each day on Instagram with the tags @prettyhandygirl and #prettywaterlogueapril.

I am so excited and hopeful that this will help me to come up with some great new art to use in our home and meet a few new people on Instagram.  And this challenge could not come at a better time either.  We are heading out to New York for a few days later in the month, so I will have ample pictures to use and share.  YAY!

Join in the fun with us.  Follow me on Instagram @justtwocraftysisters and Brittany @prettyhandygirl and share your beautiful art too!  Thanks for the challenge!