Easy IKEA Decor Hack: From Plain Side Table to a Marble Masterpiece

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DIY in a Day brings you step-by-step instructions for easy projects that will spruce up your space — within 24 hours (or less!).

The Gladom table is adorable as is, but with this easy IKEA decor hack, we were able to turn a budget-friendly side table into a chic and expensive-looking piece without the hefty price tag. The combination of marble and gold is simply a classic.

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Step 1

Assemble the table and then spray it a couple of times with the gold paint.

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Step 2

Flip the tray of table upside down.

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Step 3

Slowly attach the contact paper to the tray until the top surface is completely covered.

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Tip: Do small areas at a time to avoid large bubbles from forming.

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Step 4

Cut any excess paper around the tray.

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Step 5

Use a ruler or credit card to smooth out any small bubbles.

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Step 6

Place the tray onto the spray-painted legs with the marble side showing (upside down)

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Another alternative for this table hack would be to paint the entire table top gold and add the contact paper, so the side of the table is also gilded.

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