5 years ago, I would have rather spent months searching for the right nightstand rather than attempt an Ikea hack. I became a blogger and I learned how many hats I could put on. This Ikea Nesna Nightstand Hack is a beautiful example of repurposing furniture and all that we can accomplish with a little creativity.
Earlier in our bedroom makeover adventure, I did a Mirror Makeover and I absolutely loved the color of the Aged Grey Chalked Spray Paint from Rustoleum. It brightened up the space and made the mirror pop against. I knew I’d never find this exact color in anything else so anything else I wanted in that color, I’d have to do it myself.
In my search for a chair and table for the reading nook part of the room makeover, I found myself at Ikea. In just one shopping trip, I found the nightstand and chair in one go! Thankfully the Tullsta armchair was on sale for almost $100 off at the time. The Ikea Nesna Nightstand was only $20.00.
I loved the style of the table but I knew the natural bamboo color would not fit in this space. So as I pondered the solution and remembered that I had paint leftover from the mirror so why not? I took the Nesna nightstand home with a vision in mind, an Ikea Hack!
I probably don’t need to tell you twice but marble is pretty popular right now. I wanted to add marble as accent somewhere in the room. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the budget for real marble so what is a girl to do? If blogging has taught me anything, there is a marble contact paper for whatever you’re working on. In under $35, I created the nightstand I wanted for my space without compromising my
So just how did I exactly create this Ikea Nesna Nightstand Hack for under $35.00?
Step 1: Layout your pieces on a large piece of cardboard or a drop sheet and use the Aged Grey Chalked spray paint to cover the pieces and sides with the paint. Allow to dry for 24hrs.
Step 2: Flip the pieces over and repeat step 1
Step 3: Roll out the marble contact paper and cut to fit the size of the glass top. I made small cuts inwards a the corners so that contact paper would fold over nicely without bunching up. For the one in our room, I just used the contact paper on the top side. You can do both sides to give it a more solid look if you want to!
Step 4: Follow the directions provided by Ikea to assemble the Nesna Nightstand and your Ikea hack is complete!
The Ikea Nesna Nightstand was the perfect addition to the reading nook. I love that it’s made of bamboo as it is a durable and natural material. My only recommendation as per the Ikea website. ” Handle with Care. A damaged edge or scratched surface can cause the glass to suddenly crack and/or break. Avoid collisions from the side – this is where the glass is most vulnerable.”
I personally have not had a single problem with this and it’s just a beautiful piece in our room! I had so much fun doing the Ikea Nesna nightstand hack the first time that I decided to do it twice and giveaway the 2nd to one lucky local resident who is able to pick up or meet for pick up!
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