Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So I Submitted My Table & Sushi Seat to Ikea Hackers

It was published today!!! Check it out!

Have you ever heard of ikea hackers? It's this fanastic site where you can submit your 'hacked' ikea furniture, housewares, etc.

I did my hacks last fall, but am just now finally getting around to blogging about it & submitting it to the blog. I have no idea if they will be published & it takes about 10 days or so for a new hack to appear once submitted...so we'll see I guess.

First I altered the ikea "vitamin" stool to make it into a piece of stylized sushi! The seat cover is constructed with sherpa fabric to represent the rice. Various colored fleece was appliqued onto it for the filling as well as the seaweed wrapper in black...which I sewed all around the edge to make the roll.

I love how it turned out so fun!

I then altered my work table. It is a tovik corner table in unfinished wood.

I painted it with leftover interior paint from my babygirl's room.

After the paint was dry, I covered the table top in a thick coating of resin (following the manufacturer's instructions)

...& various pink glitters.

It really has a lot of sparkle! I now use my table in most of my product photograpy for my etsy shop.

Now I'm thinking about glittering my kids' picnic table. I bet it would look fabulous in silver!


sassypackrat said...

Super cute! Good luck!

shannamichele said...

That is freaking adorable! Love the glitter :)

LimeRiot said...

So fun! Love the glitter and the sushi. Thanks for the tip about the site too. Going to check that out.

TiLT said...

awesome...now I want to hack all mine :P

Candice Ware said...

looks like it was a lot of fun and it looks really good! well done :D

LittleGemsbyKari said...

both are so cute! great job!

PussDaddy said...

That's adorable.


Dawl said...

OMGOSH !! I'm so glittering a table this afternoon !

I use resin all the freakin' time and never once did it occur to me to glitter a table. I have covered tables, embedding all kinds of goodies in the resin, make sparkle resin jewelry, but why ?? Why ?? did I never think to put the two together ?? Tables and glitter ! Brilliant !!! LOL

Hello there! My name is June said...

Dawl...just be sure to do it outside & away from the family...as you know working with resin, the fumes are just awful. I did this out on our sunporch which can be closed off from the rest of the house & had the windows open. It's a great place to work.
Post it to craftster when you're done! I've got to see what you make!
Thank you everybody for taking the time to comment! I appreciate it!

Dawl said...

I have this small end table / magazine holder that I got from my grandmother's when she passed. It's old, it's ancient, and it needs refinished in the worst kind of way....but I've put it off because I had no idea what to do with it. I'm going to use that little table for the resin/glitter. Just as soon as the rain and cold stop here :(

Peach Nia said...

this is fantastic!!

kelli c photography said...

Hi! I have an old desk with a problem top and I think this is a great option! What type of resin did you use and did you have to build a frame? I have never used resin, but I am very sure this is my answer!!

lilcoop said...

I love the table. Resin + pink glitter = my favorite. And that chair is so cute!

Glenny said...

Oh! I love them both. Nice idea with the sushi seat. I also want that pink glitter table because I love pink.

Hello there! My name is June said...

My heart skipped a beat today when I discovered they published my work! I'm over the moon people! Over the moon!!!

CupcakeCatie said...

Such an awesome job, super jealous! ;)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Oh my...way too cute!


Meg Needles said...

Oh my gosh I want to make both of these things so bad now! Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

love it. I want to make my coffee table the same too. Can you show us the steps. Apply Resin first or glitter first? What's the amount?? Where do u get them?


Hello there! My name is June said...

Wanda, just ask at your local hardware store for the resin that is used for sealing bar tops. Any brand at all meant for this purpose will work.

I didn't build a frame first, but I did protect my work area...because resin did drip & run a lot along the edges.

It will say on the package about how many square feet can be covered & it took more than I thought it would...probably due to my heavy handed application.

What I did was paint the table, then let it dry completely, then applied a thin coating of resin, next I tossed the glitter on in a very random & wild way, then once the resin layer had set...I added a thick coating of resin the next day & let that cure for 24 hours.

It was fun & the table is my favorite piece of furniture in the house...second only to my 'kid table'.


If you're going to do this, then please wear a respirator, rubber gloves, an apron, and do protect your work area. Put down sheets of plastic or a drop cloth that is not absorbant. You don't want to get resin on yourself, or breathe in the fumes! Very Important!!!

I used a wide sponge brush to spread the resin after I poured it onto the table.

Jackie the Newbie said...

Wow this is incredible! You are very talented and I absolutely love all the glitter! KUDOS! :)

I'm trying to do this with my table but where do you find all that glitter?!?!? :( I gotta say I'm a little new to crafting but I'm very curious and I'd like this to be my first big project! :) Can you advise me where I can get these ton of glitters? It seems as if all of my local craft stores only have the basic colored glitters...I need more than that! lol

And again, wonderful job! I look forward to any future projects you post :)

Hello there! My name is June said...

Hey Jackie! I'm so glad you're inspired! I've been a hoarder of glitter for a decade & have a large storage bin full of different kinds I've bought over the years and many brands are just not out there...but if you do a google search, you can find a lot of fun new brands that are not available in regular craft stores. If all you have is a michael's craft store or a joannes fabrics store to go to, then look for Martha Stewart brand glitter because her line has a lot of designer colors that you won't find in the kids crafts. Also, check out your local hardware store for 'ceiling glitter' ....it's one of the ones I mixed in my batch as I had a lot leftover from glittering the ceiling in my girl's bedroom.

I hope your project turns out fabulous!


vertigoxcured said...

how much glitter did it take to do your table?

Hello there! My name is June said...

vertigoxcured... surprisingly not that much at all... perhaps just an ounce or two. The color of the pink table shows through, so it wasn't imperitive that I completely cover the entire surface with glitter alone. I'm working on another table today in silver glitter. It probably took only about 3 tablespoons worth of glitter to do it. I hope you try it & have fun!