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!


Canvas Map Wall Art

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For my first ever participation in the great Pinterest Challenge from Young House Love and Bower Power with guests Ten June and Centsational Girl, I decided to tackle a project I have been wanting to do for a while…creating a World Map art piece for our living room.  What better time than now, while we are in the midst of our living room makeover!  And here we are with a glimpse at the finished product:

Finished Map Canvas

Alex and I love traveling and have great pictures and memories from our trips; from backpacking Europe to weekend trips in California.  A few weeks ago we went to Yosemite National Park for a few days and hiked the Panorama Trail.  It was so awesome!  We like to utilize our travels in our home decor, like this Ticket Stub Album Cover, so what a better way than a world map surrounded by pictures from our travels. Going through my pinboards on Pinterest, I was able to draw inspiration from others as to how I wanted my map to look.

Here is my “Pinspiration” from my home decor pinboard…. Continue reading »


Coffee Table Makeover

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Our old Ikea Lack coffee table had definitely seen better days.  After lots of usage, the top was all scratched up and bubbled in places from condensation on cups.  The plain light wood color also left us bored and uninspired, so we decided it was time for a coffee table transformation.


We are waiting until we buy a house in order to get all new living room furniture, so we are looking at this as a temporary rejuvenation. Decoupaged table tops are not going to last forever with heavy usage, but look great in the short run. Continue reading »