Ikea Gladom Hack

I love myself a good Ikea hack and haven’t really made the move to create my own. I’ve probably been to our local Ikea three times in the last two months to shop for things for the nursery and little bits and pieces for our living room after taking down our Christmas decor. One of the pieces I saw the first time going was this pretty basic and simple GLADOM tray side table for under $15!! What a steal! Back home I went on Pinterest to get some inspiration but only found super simple hacks like spray paining the whole table. I decided to add another fun element to create an even more sophisticated look: marble contact paper!

Here are the steps and some pictures:

Ikea Hack Gladom

Materials:

1x white GLADOM tray table from Ikea

Rust-Oleum metallic gold spray paint  from your local Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart etc.

Marble contact paper

Scissors or X-acto knife

Smoothing tool/ credit card

Scotch adhesive protective dots

Instructions:

  • Assemble tray table following directions on how to put it together (assembly instructions)
  • Spray paint table and tray wearing gloves and mouth protector on a piece of carton or similar, best outside because of fumes, and let dry
  • measure tray size and copy onto contact paper
  • cut out the circle and carefully transfer contact paper to the outside/ bottom part of the tray, use your smoothing tool or a credit card to get rig of any bubbles.
  • Also when ordering the self-adhesive contact paper the length cover the entire tray (17 1/2 “)
  • this step is optional but I just felt safer adding protective clear dots to the inside of the top part of the poles of the table so the tray would be safe in place
  • put tray back on table and voila – you’re finishes with your one of a kind chic gold and marble side table for under $25!

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The accessories on top of the table are also all from Ikea and are linke here: two-tone vase, tropical leaves, boxes with lid set of 3

Let me know if you enjoy this Ikea hack and I can’t wait to finish up Baby girl’s nursery to show you guys where the table found it’s place in her room!

Happy Monday and have a great week!

xoxo, Lisa

 

 

Gift Guide for New Moms

If you’re not in that stage of life it can be hard to guess what a new mother will appreciate as a gift or what she needs. As a mom you usually think of everyone else first, your own kids, the husband, and other family members so it will be a special surprise to gift her something useful. I assembled a few items I know I will appreciate once baby girl is here, and don’t think of buying for myself. I hope that will be helpful for a special friend, sister, or daughter/ daughter in-law who just or will in the near future join the mom club 🙂

1. Mom Life Sweatshirt 2. Diaper Backpack 3.Mommy & Me Matching Pom Pom Beanies 4. Lush Dry Shampoo 5. Lush Brightening Face Mask 6. Minnetonka Slippers 7. Starbucks Gift Card 8. Eyelashes Mug 9. Marble Makeup Bag  10. Blush Sneakers 11. Initial Necklace  12. Bad Hair Day Cap 13. Fleece Joggers 14. Baby Book 15. Pajama Set

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Super cute and soft sweatshirt – must for every mom and also comes as a t-shirt!

Backpacks are super practical and chic for all the busy moms

Match your little one in these comfy beanies while they still let you!

Love the smell and volume this dry shampoo gives your hair – because washing your hair every day is in the past! Tried and new mom approved 🙂

Give your tired skin a chance to revitalize and glow with this mask

Cozy slippers and super soft joggers to enjoy all the baby snuggles if you make it out of your pj’s

And if not this set is still cute and nursing friendly

Provide her with some free coffee and a cute mug – she’ll need it!

Wear your little one close to your heart with a personalized necklace

A makeup bag to keep all your essentials in and switch from diaper bag to purse

Help her bring all the new memories to paper with this adorable baby album – we have the same one in blue for Luca

Last but not least a cute hat for all the bad hair days and some comfy sneakers when your out running errands

 

Wishing you all happy holidays!

xoxo,

Lisa