11 Stylish Ways to Hack the IKEA Lack Table

See how you can turn one side table into eleven different home decor pieces!


Are you guilty of owning an IKEA Lack table? Whether you used it for a coffee table in college or a place to set junk on in your current home, an IKEA Lack side table is cheap and functional, but not the prettiest piece of furniture.

These eleven IKEA hacks turn plain Lack tables into stunners! Whether it’s adding gold studs or a simple stencil pattern on the top, see how you can transform your own IKEA Lack table into a personalized masterpiece!

1. Diagonal Gold Line Coffee Table

The simplest of hacks involve spray paint. This coffee table was created in two quick steps – cover the areas you don’t want painted with painter’s tape and then spray away!

2. Studded Side Table

Add a bit of glam to your table by covering the top with gold fabric and upholstery nails as trim. All you need to complete this chic DIY is adhesive spray, pliers, and a soft mallet.

3. Embellished End Table With Overlays

Add overlays to your Lack table for a simple and unique look!

4. Bamboo Veneer Flowered Coffee Table

Paper-backed bamboo veneer and adhesive glue press together to create this flower covered coffee table full of personality.

5. Recycled Nightstand

Recycling used items is the perfect way to create one-of-a-kind pieces, like this white nightstand made from old porch balusters, decorative trim, and wood scraps.

6. Striped Decorative Paper Side Table

Cover your Lack table in your favorite decorative paper for a quick revamp that will create a custom occasional table.

7. Herringbone Side Table On Wheels

Take your table to the next level by giving it a complete makeover, like this Lack hack that jazzed up a plain black side table with a herringbone top, lower shelf, and casters.

8. Fabric Covered Ottoman

From table to ottoman, cover your Lack table with foam and fabric for a cute and cushioned place to put up your feet.

9. Wood Stained And Stenciled Table Top

Turn your sleek modern designed Lack table into a soft beautiful wooden table, topped with a decorative stencil!

10. Mod Podge Map Nighstand

Fit for a kids room or playroom, this playful table transports a plain white table into a map mod podge masterpiece.

11. Faux Barnwood Side Table

Create a natural weathered wood table by mixing grey and white paint on top of wood boards and gluing them on top of your table, for the perfect modern farmhouse piece!

Do you have an IKEA Lack table that you want to upgrade? Let us know how you would give your table a new look by commenting below!

Top Image Credit: Lolly Jane

Mady Dahlstrom

Mady Dahlstrom

Senior Editor, Porch.com. With a passion for all things home, Mady writes about interior design and decorating, home remodeling and loves scouring Pinterest for the best DIY projects. In her free time, Mady enjoys flipping furniture and hunting for the latest home decor trends. You can find her work in ForbesLife, The Huffington Post, InStyle, U.S. News & World Report, SheKnows, Bustle, and more. Follow Mady on Twitter at @madydahlstrom and feel free to reach out to her at madisond@porch.com.


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  • Maggie Mardis

    I have recently launched an Etsy site where I sell inexpensive colorful self-adhesive stickers that perfectly fit a Lack Table top for a quick and easy upgrade. My store is called InTouchGraphics!

    Maggie