Upcycle Your Old IKEA Table Using Vinyl Flooring Strips

Well, we’ve got good news for you! With creativity and simple steps, you can upcycle your old IKEA table into a show-stopping statement piece with all your friends talking.

In this article, we’re excited to share how our dear friend Emma from @homeofupcycles took her old IKEA table and turned it into a sleek modern masterpiece using self-adhesive vinyl flooring strips. So grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let’s dive in as we break down the process step by step!

So let’s break down the steps that Emma took!

Step 1: Choose the right materials

First things first, Emma chose the perfect shade of self-adhesive vinyl flooring strips for her project. We love this choice because not only do they look great, but they’re also super easy to clean and can stand up to regular wear and tear.

Step 2: Color match and paint the table legs

Next up, Emma color-matched the chalk paint to the vinyl strips and painted the legs and sides of the table with three coats. We always say that a fresh coat of paint can work wonders on any piece of furniture!

Step 3: Invest in good vinyl adhesive

Emma invested in a high-quality vinyl adhesive to ensure those vinyl strips stayed put. We always say never skimp on the adhesive! You want those strips to stay in place and last for years.

Step 4: Plan the placement of the vinyl strips

Emma also took the time to plan the placement of the strips, ensuring that the outer strips were cut slightly thinner for a balanced look overall. And let us tell you, folks, planning is key in any DIY project!

Step 5: Attach the vinyl strips

With the plan in place, Emma got to work attaching the vinyl strips section by section, cutting any strips that needed trimming with a Stanley knife. And because she wanted to make sure the strips were firmly attached, she used weights and clamps to secure any areas as she went along.

Step 6: Add finishing touches

Once Emma had attached all the strips, she added thin strips of vinyl around the edge of the tabletop to complete the look. And after letting everything dry for a few days, Emma had herself a beautiful modern wooden table!

We love how Emma’s transformation turned out, and it’s a great reminder that you don’t always have to buy new furniture to achieve a new look. With a little creativity, elbow grease, and a few high-quality materials, you can transform any piece of furniture into something new and beautiful.

We hope this inspires you to get creative and start your own DIY project!


What Materials Do I Need to Transform My Old Furniture?

– The materials you’ll need will depend on the type of furniture you want to transform, but some general items include:
– Self-adhesive vinyl flooring strips in the color and pattern of your choice
– Chalk paint in a color that complements the vinyl strips
– High-quality vinyl adhesive
– Tools such as a Stanley knife, weights, and clamps

How Do I Plan the Placement of the Vinyl Strips?

Planning the placement of the vinyl strips is essential to achieving a balanced and cohesive look. Start by measuring the length and width of your furniture piece, and then create a template with those dimensions. Use this template to plan the placement of the strips, ensuring that they’re evenly spaced and cut to the correct size.

Can I Use a Different Type of Adhesive?

While Emma used vinyl adhesive for her project, you can experiment with other types of adhesives such as wood glue or epoxy. Just make sure the adhesive you choose is strong enough to hold the vinyl strips in place.

How Long Does the Vinyl Adhesive Take to Dry?

The drying time for vinyl adhesive can vary depending on the brand and type you use. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for specific drying times, and be sure to allow enough time for the adhesive to dry completely before using your newly transformed furniture piece.

Can I Use This Method on Other Types of Furniture Besides Tables?

Absolutely! This method can be used on a variety of furniture pieces such as dressers. Just make sure to adjust the amount of vinyl strips and paint you’ll need depending on the size of your furniture piece.