From Blah Table to Boho Cuteness Using Cane

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

We're loving the look of cane right now, from headboards to cabinets — we just can't stop pinning them on our Pinterest boards. If you're longing for a statement piece of cane furniture, why not consider a DIY approach? Cane webbing is reasonably priced and easier to source than ever, so giving your furniture a boho makeover is easier than you might think. With a few simple tweaks, we've taken an plain bedside table from basic to beautiful.

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Things You'll Need

Step 1

Unpack the Nesna bedside table and remove the glass shelf. Roll out the cane webbing and place the glass shelf on top.

Nesna IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 2

Using scissors, trim the cane to the same size as the shelf (approximately 13 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches).

Tips

You can soak cane webbing in warm water to make it more flexible and easier to work with!

Nesna Bedside Table hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 3

Assemble the bedside table according to the instructions but leave out the five cross slats that form the lower shelf (you won't need them).

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 4

Cover the glass shelf in contact adhesive, you can use a cheap paintbrush to cover the area quicker.

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA cane hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 5

Place some adhesive onto the back of the cane webbing and place it onto the glass. Trim the cane around the edges and leave the adhesive to cure.

Cane Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 6

Once the top shelf is dry you can flip the table upside down to work on the lower shelf. Cut a second piece of cane to 14 inches by 13 1/2 inches.

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 7

Place the cane onto the underside of the shelf; staple it to the shelf bars to secure it. Trim off any excess cane to finish.

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

One boho-inspired cane bedside table!

Nesna Bedside Table IKEA hack
credit: Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and design ever since!