Stylemepretty.com is a wedding website, but every now and again founder Abby Larson will put her creative hands into interior design. Her transformation of an inexpensive Ikea table is beautiful.
How to do it
Step 1: Assemble the side table according to the Ikea instructions. Lay the table top down.
Step 2: Use woodglue to carefully stick on 8 corbels or wooden wall brackets along the legs and the underside of the table. (Sand down any bits of glue that have shown up on the exterior)
Step 3: Spray the table and underside with 2 light coats of white paint. Let dry 1 hour.
Step 4: Paint glue onto the underside of the brackets and the side of the legs and gently press sheets of gold leaf onto the tacky areas until completely covered. (Use a paintbrush to brush away any excess leaf)
Step 5: Spray a light coat of clear acrylic to seal it
Read full instructions at stylemepretty.com