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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Spiffed up IKEA table on: March 04, 2005 11:10:13 AM
This is my first post.  Partly because I'm new, partly because I'm a lurker, and partly because I'm not very creative.

Either way, I just recently moved into an apartment with my boyfriend and, because we aren't exactly swimming in money and also because my brother works there, we got a lot of our new furniture from IKEA.  Our coffee table was the cheapest one we could find:  a silver-y looking frame with a plain glass top.  I don't have a before picture, but it was pretty bland and you could not only see the framework under the glass, but you could also see every single smudge.

I got SO sick of it SO fast, so I went to Barnes & Noble and I got a large world map, which I then cut down to size and pinned under the glass of the table.  Very simple!

I also got some Crayola window markers from WalMart so my boyfriend and I could write messages on the table, like where we want to travel.  We also play the "Find These Places On The Map" game.

Pictures:
This is the framework that was under the glass that I got sick of looking at.



And here are some of the 'finished' table:





Now I just have to find something to do with our desk, which has the same issue.
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