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DIY Campaign Style Side Tables

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Yesterday’s post on campaign furniture in the kitchen reminded me that I hadn’t shared this easy DIY yet. These photos are old in-progress shots from an eDecorating client.

We bought two of these Lack tables in the sky blue color:

And 16 of these brass corners (they’re about $5 for a set of eight) and just tapped them into the very outside corners of the tables (tops and feet).

So easy and very inexpensive!

It looks like the light blue Lack table is not available any more, but there are some very pretty high gloss versions at IKEA now. (Wouldn’t the birch be just gorgeous with the brass? Or that glossy gray!) Prices range between $7.99 and $12.99 each, which is about the cost of a sandwich here in NYC. Not too bad for a pretty and unique version of a classic Parsons style side table.

What did you think?
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  1. Pam – I'm pretty sure we used Gray Owl?

    I need to get the finished room photographed soon. There were some additions and changes (like there always are!) but last I saw everything was amazing. Actually, I should see if the owners would be up for a full house tour. You would DIE over how cute this home (and the home owners) are. Quidessetial New England seaside town. Makes me miss Boston!
    xx

  2. LOVE IT- what a fabulous, simple, cheap idea- so much impact!i might hav eto pick up a table or two at my Saturday Ikea trip… and I love the arm chair- I just bought that fabric and am reupholstering some dining chairs in it- it's so pretty!

  3. Pam – I'm pretty sure we used Gray Owl?

    I need to get the finished room photographed soon. There were some additions and changes (like there always are!) but last I saw everything was amazing. Actually, I should see if the owners would be up for a full house tour. You would DIE over how cute this home (and the home owners) are. Quidessetial New England seaside town. Makes me miss Boston!
    xx

  4. Ashley – The link is there in the post. You can also google 'brass furniture corners' if the ones on Amazon sell out today.

    Isla – The fabric is Robert Allen's Khanjali in Glacier. You can buy it at L&S and other places.

    Alex – You're going to want to use little brass brads (available at any hardware store) or the brass screws that come with the plates. The plates won't stay on otherwise. Good luck!
    xx

  5. AMAZING! I am so in love with this idea… I have the birch lack tables as side tables in our master bedroom. I was just thinking they needed a little something to spruce them up, this will be amazing! As always you never disappoint with your simple and down to earth style. LOVE IT!

  6. Love this idea! I've seen people do it with the corners of their shelves too and the outcome is awesome. I also love those lack tables if you buy two and use the top of the second one as the bottom on the first- kinda like an open cube. It would be great with those brass corners too!

  7. Thanks Delia! The hutch in the background and the two bamboo side tables were thrift store finds. Can you believe it? There are great thrift stores in Boston!

    xx

  8. GREAT room! I love LOVE the Ikat fabric on the armchair. Do you know what it is? It would be perfect for a chair I need to get recovered.

  9. I have two Lack tables being used as a coffee table, too! Hadn't thought of the edge pieces though. I would love to take the Ikea look away a little.

  10. just bought the corners to use on my white Lacks! Can you tell me if you actually hammered in the little screws, or just sort of molded the brass around the corners using a hammer?

  11. Ashley – The link is there in the post. You can also google 'brass furniture corners' if the ones on Amazon sell out today.

    Isla – The fabric is Robert Allen's Khanjali in Glacier. You can buy it at L&S and other places.

    Alex – You're going to want to use little brass brads (available at any hardware store) or the brass screws that come with the plates. The plates won't stay on otherwise. Good luck!
    xx

  12. Brilliant! We have 4 black lack tables and this would be an inexpensive way to spruce them up a bit until we can afford new nightstands and side tables (: Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Dear Jenny,

    You are fantastic – a fave blogger for a long time! Love all your posts. Love, looooooove. I am looking forward to crawling in the bed and reading your posts every night before I fall asleep.
    Do you know the source for that gorgeous buffet btw? Thanks! Delia

  14. Thanks Delia! The hutch in the background and the two bamboo side tables were thrift store finds. Can you believe it? There are great thrift stores in Boston!

    xx

  15. These are so pretty, but realistically, a lack table won't withstand much wear and tear. Perhaps finding vintage, solid wood tables with clean lines would be a sturdier approach.

  16. OMG – I was literally going to do this same project today and post it on my blog. I picked up the corners last week and have the same lack table as nightstand. Damn – beat me to the punch ;)

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