Do you have a room in your house or apartment that’s really easy to decorate? That’s our front room. In the past few weeks, I bought a few things for the back room that have wound up in the front room. First was this mirror (thanks to MintLife). Most recently was our entry table.
Thankfully, this little beauty is an easy IKEA hack. Which means I’m going to “make” another for the back room :)
IKEA Vittsjo laptop table – $39
1/4 in. thick wood (I used oak hardwood plywood) – $27 for 4′ x 8′ board
Sandpaper in assorted grits – $5
Extra fine sanding sponge (~220 grit) – $3
Tack cloth – $3 for a 3-pack
Minwax Polycrylic protective spray finish in clear satin – $9
The table originally came with a glass top, which I replaced with wood. Since we have a meager collection of power tools, one of the helpful men at Home Depot cut the board to size (38″ x12.75″).
Sand the edges: I used the assorted sandpapers to smooth the edges and ensure a snug fit on the table top. I started with the roughest grit in the pack (60), moving to a finer grit (100 then 150) as the edges became smoother.