A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 302,611
Currently Running With Scissors:
674 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
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.
Pages: [1]


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Brooklyn Flea Food Vendors
Cooking for the James Beard House
Super Bowl Dip Recipe: Chili Con Carne
How to Make Chicken Wings in Cola
How to Make a Steak and Eggs Breakfast
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.