Ikea Hack: Small Side Table Makeover

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I’m always amazing at how easily paint can transform a piece of furniture! After we moved to Green Acres, we sold our little girls’ night stands (which was an amazing ombre painted DIY) . We just didn’t have any room in their new bedroom for the larger pieces. Since then our girls have been surviving without their night stand and lamp (barely surviving if you ask them).  I knew I needed to get them a small side table pronto.

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

*The paints used in this post were provided by Fusion Mineral Paint. This post may contain affiliate links. When you buy a product through one of my links, I get a commission at no cost to you! For more information, please see my disclosure page.*

Recognize this table? Most of us know someone who has this old IKEA table in their homes, don’t we? Ours has been sitting around for years. I thought it was about time for an ikea hack!

Materials: 

Sand Paper
Painters Tape
Fusion Mineral Paint Colours (Tones for Tots):
Little Stork
Little Speckled Frog
Little Piggy
Little Lamb

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

Our Small Side Table Makeover:

Start by sanding down all of the edges of your side table. Just enough to leave it scuffed so that the paint will adhere better.

Next paint the entire piece in the colour of your choice. I used the softest of purples, little stork, which was the perfect colour for our daughters’ room.

Since I wanted to add a little extra character, I also painted some small strips at the bottom to take advantage of the unique shape and accentuate it. One soft strip of green, pink and then grey on the feet of the table.

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

What do you think of the changes? I love this simple IKEA hack.  If you ask me, it looks like a completely new piece!

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand! A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

I love the colours for this little side table makeover – the tones for tots line is the cutest collection of pastel paints!

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand! A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand! A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

I was part way through my photos when my daughter jumped in to start reading. She just couldn’t wait to use her new small side table I guess :)

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

Make sure to check out the other great Spring Inspired Projects!

Nicole from Visual Heart – Vintage Dresser Makeover
Rachel from Craving Some Creativity – Blue Painted Dresser
Kendra from Joy in our Home – Dining Room Buffet Makeover
Lindi from Love Create Celebrate – Small Side Table Makeover 
Jessica from Petal + Ply – DIY Easter Boxes
Emy from Semigloss Designs – Spring Furniture Makeover 
Barbara from Markova Design – Painting a Table 
Thalita from The Learner Observer – DIY Abstract Art
Jen from Girl in the Garage – Stenciled Bookcase
Areeba from Mint Candy Designs – Kitchen Island Makeover
Amanda from Natural Mommie – How to Paint Ikea Furniture 
Sammie from Down Redbud Drive – Nursery Rocker
Marianne – Painted Pots

If you love furniture makeovers, you’ll love how we transformed these THRIFTED dressers!

Beautiful DIY Dresser Makeovers! Take thrifted dressers, and turn them into something modern and new with a sander and the best paint for furniture! LOVE the hairpin legs!

Of, if you like makeovers, you might be curious how we transformed this space into a DREAM CLOSET!

Beautiful design plans for turning a small closet into a beautiful, functional reach-in dream closet. Love the white wardrobes used for closet storage solution.

A simple Ikea Hack! Love the redesign of this IKEA side table! All you need is a few Fusion paint colours! Makes for a beautiful new bedroom night stand!

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