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Ikea End Table Hack

End Table After 3
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was in the market for lamps and end tables to book end my couch. I’ve been eyeing these for months, but buying two is out of the question, so I was leaning toward DIYing something like this…. But then, I scored these lamps and decided to come up with a new plan!

Naturally, I googled “Ikea End Table Hack” to get some ideas and immediately found this version of the PS 2012 side table ($29 each/shown above) and these made over Vittsjo nesting tables ($60 for the set).  I went to Ikea planning to go with the cheaper PS 2012 option.

End Table BeforeOf course, no DIY can be completely seamless and Ikea only had ONE PS 2012 side table left in the store. I literally walked around the store for an hour debating between buying two sets of the Vittsjo tables for double the price (and being left with two coffee tables I didn’t need) or going to another Ikea to find the extra PS 2012. I ended up going to another store to avoid the hassle of trying to sell the two extra Ikea coffee tables, but I still think the Vittsjo could look really similar to the West Elm nightstand!

Tip: Recruit a buddy for all aspects of the project — including your trip (or, in my case, trips) to Ikea!

In the end, I made two tables for under $100 (total) and LOVE how they turned out: