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$25 IKEA serving bowls transformed into stunning accent tables [Home DIY hack]


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Creative DIYers are transforming IKEA’s versatile BLANDA bowls into stylish and modern accent tables through some clever tweaking.

 

Interior stylist Chloé Jjárrí, inspired by the desire for a luxurious coffee table without the hefty price tag, turned to IKEA’s bamboo 11-inch BLANDA MATT bowls ($24.99) for her home decor project. By assembling these bowls into a sphere for the base and pairing them with a suitable tabletop, Chloe was able to recreate her dream coffee table with ball feet for a fraction of the cost of high-end alternatives.

 

 

 

 

Interior decorator Sifra van Genderen utilized four 11-inch BLANDA BLANK stainless steel bowls, priced at $6.99 each, to create a unique side table. By gluing two bowls together to form a spherical shape and attaching one more bowl at each end, she crafted a semi-circular top and bottom. A basic wooden platter was then adhered to the top bowl to serve as the tabletop, and the entire assembly was painted in a pale beige shade to achieve a cohesive look.

 

 

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it was time for a new diy project🤎 items used: • 4 BLANDA BLANK bowls 28cm (ikea) • plateau (action) • glue • paint: color 113 Palarzzo (klint) #ikeahack #ikeadiys #actionhacks #actionfinds #homedecorhacks #easydiys #diyathome #tablehacks #ikeafinds #fyp #ikeatok #actiontok #tablediy #tablehack #diytok #klintcolours #klinthomes @IKEA @actionnederland @Klint

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Joanna Flecther of @project_34_selfbuild has converted two 8-inch BLANDA BLANK bowls ($15.99 each) into an abstract piece with a mini side table atop a cylinder of wooden panels.

 

 

 

 

The IKEA BLANDA bowl table hack is a budget-friendly and creative way to upcycle readily available materials into a unique and functional piece of furniture. Here’s how you can make your own.


 

Materials Needed
 

  • IKEA BLANDA bowls (The number and size depend on your project)
  • Strong adhesive (Epoxy resin or Gorilla Glue)
  • Wooden platter or circular piece of wood for the tabletop
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint or wood stain (optional)
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • Protective gloves and eyewear

 

 

Instructions

 

Step 1: Plan Your Design

 

Decide on the height and style of your table. For a side table, you might use three to four bowls. For a coffee table, you might need more bowls to create a larger base.

 

 

Step 2: Prepare the Bowls

 

If you're using stainless steel BLANDA bowls, clean them thoroughly to remove any grease or dirt. If you're using bamboo BLANDA bowls, lightly sand the exterior to help the glue adhere better.

 

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Step 3: Glue the Bowls Together

 

Wear protective gloves and eyewear. Apply a generous amount of adhesive on the rim of one bowl and press it against another bowl's rim to form a sphere. Repeat this process until you have the desired base structure for your table. Allow the glue to cure as per the manufacturer's instructions, usually 24 hours.

 

 

Step 4: Create the Table Base

 

If you're making a side table with a spherical base, you might glue one more bowl at each end of the sphere (top and bottom) to create a semi-circular top and bottom. For a coffee table, you might create multiple spheres as legs.

 

 

Step 5: Fill Gaps and Sand

 

If there are any gaps or uneven surfaces, use wood filler to smooth them out. Once the filler is dry, sand the entire base to ensure it's smooth and even. This step is particularly important if you're working with bamboo bowls.

 

 

Step 6: Attach the Tabletop

 

Apply adhesive to the top of your table base (the rim of the top bowl) and carefully place your wooden platter or circular wood piece on top. Ensure it's centered and balanced. Allow it to cure completely.

 

 

Step 7: Finish the Table

 

Once the table is assembled and the glue is fully cured, you can paint or stain it to match your decor. If you're using bamboo bowls and prefer a natural look, applying a clear varnish can enhance the wood's appearance and protect it.

 

 

Step 8: Enjoy Your New Table

 

After the paint or stain has dried, your new BLANDA bowl table is ready to use. Place it in your desired spot and enjoy the unique piece of furniture you've created.

 

 

Tips:

  • Ensure your workspace is well-ventilated when using strong adhesives and finishes.
  • Be patient and allow all materials to cure or dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Customize your table to fit your space and style by experimenting with different sizes of bowls, colors, and finishes.

 


 


 

 

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