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Ikea Bench Hack

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Who doesn’t love an IKEA hack? This one involves transforming their Vittsjo coffee table into a luxe-looking bench – perfect for extra seating or a stylish bed end. In gold and blush hues and all for under £75, this is a DIY job worth rolling your sleeves up for. Pop Sugar shows us how….


  • Ikea coffee table
  • Gold spray paint
  • 1 metre fabric
  • 1 1/4 metre of 2″ thick, 24″ wide foam sheet
  • Yardstick
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Staple gun
  • 1/4″ staples

Costs and time: Around £75 per bench (plus some tools from around the house - scissors, pliers, staple gun)
1 1/2 hrs. per bench 


1. Use pliers to twist off the metal tabs on the bottom of the long table. Pull them straight up and straight down a few times and they should pop right off.
2. Spraypaint the frame of the table gold and let dry for 1 hour.
3. Trace the composite board of the coffee table with the sharpie on the foam sheet. Cut out the foam sheet along the lines with a bread knife.
4. Cut the fabric to be 8″ wider and longer than the table base.
5. Layer the foam sheet, then fabric, on top of the base. Staple gun the fabric to the underside of the base to secure it. At corners, fold the fabric to make a nice seam and then staple.
6. Place the base on the top of the gold frame and your bench is ready to go!

For the full article, visit PopSugar.com


Foam Block, £22 | Dunelm

Isabella Fabric, Blush, Price Band C | John Lewis

Montana Gold 400ml Gold Chrome, £4.99 (was £6.50)  | London Graphic Centre

Pink and Gold Ikat Moroccan Fabric, £18.50 Per Yard | Zazzle

VITTSJÖ Nest of tables, set of 2, £45 | IKEA

Herringbone Furnishing Fabric, Marshmallow, £30 Per Metre | John Lewis Croft Collection
Inspiration Credits: Blog.StyleEstate.com, StyleMePretty.com, MyDomaine.com
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