IKEA Coffee Table Hack: A Creative Transformation

@arinsolange takes this to heart with her innovative IKEA coffee table hack. Using unexpected materials, she achieves a stunning result that’s both functional and stylish. Ready to get started? Here’s how you can recreate this fabulous look.

Materials Needed

For this hack, you’ll need:

  • IKEA Coffee Table (or similar)
  • Trash cans
  • Matte black spray paint
  • E6000 adhesive
  • Screws

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

First, gather all the necessary materials. You’ll need an IKEA coffee table and a few trash cans. Yes, you read that right – trash cans!

Step 2: Paint the Trash Cans

Take your trash cans outside or to a well-ventilated area and spray paint them with matte black spray paint. Allow them to dry completely before proceeding.

Step 3: Mark the Placement

Once the trash cans are dry, mark their placement on the bottom of the tabletop. This will guide you when attaching the cans to the table.

Step 4: Attach the Cans

Now, it’s time to attach the cans to the table. Apply the E6000 adhesive to the base of each can, working one at a time. Press the can firmly against the table, aligning it with your earlier markings.

Step 5: Secure with Screws

For added stability, screw the trash can into the table. This step ensures that your new table legs won’t shift or topple over.

Step 6: Flip and Enjoy

Once the adhesive and screws are set, flip the table over. Your new, transformed IKEA coffee table is ready for use!


This IKEA coffee table hack by @arinsolange proves that with a little imagination, you can transform everyday items into beautiful pieces of furniture. Try it for yourself and add a unique touch to your living space.

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