IKEA Hacks of Instagram: The Lack Table

We love IKEA not just because of their great products, but also because it's affordable enough that you can hack together items or upcycle them into wonderfully creative items for your home. Each month we are looking at our favourite #IKEAhacks from around Instagram.


The IKEA Lack TableIkea Lack side Table

Ah, the Lack table. Probably the simplest product in IKEA’s range. A flat-top and four posts for legs. Just €11 in IKEA Dublin’s store

But look online and the simple Lack is one of the most hacked products out there, transforming a cheap side table into all manner of things.


Striking Colours

A little bit of metallic spray paint in the colour of your choice…

Outdoor Living

What looks like clay or cement for an weather-proof outdoor table…


Clever paintwork to make it look like it has a real marble top…

DIY marmorbord✌????️⚫️. #ikeahacks

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Timber Top

Or a timber-effect top with these self-adhesive vinyl floorboards

Cushions and Sparkles

Or add upholstery and sparkly buttons to make a comfy ottoman bench.

Hampster House…?!

Finally, rather thinking outside the box… but this hacker turned a Lack table into a hampster cage. Certainly unique and you can follow how they did it here… 

Remarkably, that last one is an Irish IKEA hacker. We should have known!

We hoped you like this for inspiration and ideas. Follow #IKEAhacks on Instagram and all our IKEA articles here. Why not visit IKEA Ireland in Dublin to create your own hacks and send them to us – just tag us on our Instagram.