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I love seeing all the amazing ways that people take simple IKEA furniture and hack it into something that is useful and beautiful! I picked up a couple of these IKEA side tables at a yard sale for only $7 for the pair, I knew I wanted to turn them into something fun for the kids but wasn’t sure what so they have hung around for about a year waiting to be used. Then we needed a place for my little girl to play with her indoor fairy garden items, calico critters, and TOOB creatures so I pulled on aside for just that and here is what we came up with for our IKEA hack of the Lack table.
IKEA Hack Lack Play Table
Here is what you need:
IKEA LACK Table
blue acrylic paint
Clean the top of your table well to remove dust, etc… This is the IKEA Lack Table-You could modify to fit flat-toppedpped table you find or have on hand though.
Pardon the mess in my craft room/office I was busy creating!
Cut your moss to fit the top of your table, trim the edges as needed to give a clean finish.
Use the razor to cut a pond or small stream shape from your moss wherever and however you like it.
Now that you have the moss mat cut to fit you can secure it down. Spray the back of the moss mat and the table top well with spray adhesive to coat completely. Quickly press it down into place, be sure to get it all smoothed out. Allow to dry.
To make the water of our stream I used a bottle of craft/school glue that was about 3/4 full and added blue craft paint, shaking well, and adding paint until I reached the color I wanted. Carefully pour it into the center of your cut out for water until it is filled, but not overflowing on your grass. Use a craft stick to help gently spread if you need to. I poured a thin layer, let it gel over slightly and added another thin layer. I let mine dry for 48 hours to be sure it was solid before play.
That’s it, your play table is ready to go and can be used in a variety of ways.
It’s getting a lot of play for Ms. Sassy Pants for her Calico Critters/Woodzeez
We use it for…
Indoor Fairy Garden Play
Here are some of our favorite toys to use with the table…
Look for more fun DIY’s for miniature’s coming to the blog soon!