Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vika Amon All Tied Up

I like youHere's another Ikea adventure with more ikea and less adventure. I got a Vika Amon table off craigslist. It had this top and these legs. Gorgeous huh?

I forgot to take pictures of it until I'd already removed the legs so here's one of it upside down (What? I wasn't going to reassemble it for a picture!):Those legs are not shiny
I bought sisal rope at the trusty Depot and picked up cherry wood stain. I wrapped the legs:All tied up
then tied off the ends using the thin sisal string that holds the rope together inside the packaging. The rope had such a tight curl from its packaging that just tying off the ends kept it from unravelling.Tiny Knots
Then I took cherry wood stain, a foam brush and proceeded to splatter myself into faux leprosy as I painted the outside of the rope. I used up and down brushstrokes so only the outside would stain while the inside maintained its beigeness.
StaplyI waited two days for it to dry (and it was still rather sticky) then set in with my staple gun and fabric from that garage sale a few weeks ago. I used spray mount on the back of the fabric for added guidance.
Tuckered OutI tucked the corners in as if I were wrapping a gift and stapled those too. My roomy suggested a suede or leather "corner" sort of like you see in scrapbooking so I'll keep an eye out for that. I'd also like to find a piece of glass to place over the entire thing but this week Ikea only had smoky glass in the "as-is" section and I haven't priced it anywhere else.
How prettyThe table will serve as a buffet/side table in the dining room so leaving the cloth exposed for now is ok with me :)

I am participating in Cheri's Knock-Off, Knock-Out party and at Trash to Treasure
Someday Crafts?


kirstin & jordan said...

love it! fabric plus rope equals fantastic table makeover!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Very creative! Nice improvement!!

Crystal said...


I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

Kelee said...

Good idea!! Love the jute!

love, kelee

Kim said...

Great makeover & very original. No one else will have a table like yours.

Cheri Peoples said...

What a great make-over. I love how the rope shows the tone of both colors.


~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi, Great idea for the legs. You are so creative. Who can't use an extra table?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

marty39 said...

What a great idea. I love the rope on the legs, very creative. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

looks great!

Ally0005 said...

Love it, great idea!!


Jennifer Juniper said...

Very cool! So smart to use the rope ;)

michellejohnnie said...

Love the legs! Great idea! I featured this on Grab my "featured" button!

Twice Remembered said...

What a great idea to cover up those legs! The fabric you used is really pretty as well. I hope you find the glass you're looking for!