If you’re in college, in you’re twenties, or know someone who is, you will have inevitably crossed paths with the Ikea Lack Coffee Table. I acquired mine through my now husband’s 37th floor Miami bachelor pad. Don’t hate – $39.99 is pretty good for a modern piece of furniture that by now has lasted through a plethora of frat gatherings, mini flip cup, and the always welcomed late night game of quarters. Now in a new place with contemporary yet traditional charm, if only for my sanity this piece would have to be replaced or DIY’ed. So here you have it, my leather studded coffee table!
You will need:
A 2′ x 3′ piece of faux leather and 2′ x 3′ piece of foam (which can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics for as low as $15), a lightweight staple gun & staples (ask boyfriend, Daddy, or a nice neighbor.. otherwise they have them at JoAnn Fabrics by Dritz Home too!), a convenient string of nailhead trim by Dritz Home, a hammer, and about 1 hour to spare.
Step 1: Here you have it.
Step 2: Have JoAnn cut a piece of foam to 2′ x 3′. You will have to cut a tiny bit off on each side to fit the table perfectly. Leave about a .5″ overhang of the foam.
Step 3: Lay the faux leather atop the foam & be sure to leave about 2″ of leather overhang from the table.
Step 4: Fold the leather to leave a clean seam
Step 5: Staple about 1″ below the top of the table. Continue all the way around the table.
Step 6: Make sure you fold the corners so they look clean. It’s a little tricky. Have patience!
Step 7: Add your studded trim with a hammer and nail heads included in your package.