IKEA Vitssjo Table Hack

 Ohh..the Vitssjo laptop table. Such a convenient piece of furniture. Isn’t it? When we bought it, it served as a sofa side table. It’s ideal for eating at the couch. As the baby got older we removed it and now it’s back in the game! Here’s our Vitssjo table hack.

Creating A Home Office. A Desk Working As A Nightstand & Sewing Machine Table.

 As you might already know we live in a 2 bedroom apartment. Our bedroom is a very big room and we decided to use some of that space for creating a small home office. We removed our ugly nightstands and used the space left from one side for the desk, that also serves as a nightstand now!

 Before i begin i must say that i only had the idea of the transformation and i painted the table. My patient, talented husband did everything else.

 Here’s what we used for our Vitssjo table hack:

  •  60x90cm (24×35 inches) board for the top of the desk.
  •  4x4cm (1,5x,5 inches) legs
  • 10x2cm (around 4×0,8 inches)  board

I wanted to make the top a bit smaller, but like Mr. Right suggested, using a bigger board would make the table big enough for my sewing machine! He’s usually right, i have to admit that! Anyway, moving on.

He secured the board at the 3 sides of the Vitssjo top. We used 10cm wood, so now it is 78cm(30 inches) tall. That’s the height of our dining table. I am using one of the dining chairs with the office, that’s why we chose that height.

How To Make A Desk, Using An Ikea Vitssjo Laptop Table.

He then secured the new table top on the table. Now the table has a brand new work surface and a small shelf.  And finaly we added the legs. They were not planned to be used, but they help make the table more stable now that it is taller and wider.

Ikea Vitssjo Table Hack. Turning A Laptop Table To A Comfortable Desk

We added wood filler where necessary and sanded. Again and again. I hate sanding! Before painting i applied primer at our desk.  It looked good in white, but not too good! And to be honest, although i primed the iron base, the latex paint i used could not be applied well. So, i sanded a bit again (yeahhhhhh!) and used the leftover Ceramic Fusion Paint that i used for the bedroom chandelier. That worked great! I only painted the legs of the Vitssjo table and left the rest white! How pretty is that? A lot!

Ikea Vitssjo Table Hack.

I applied 2 coats of sealant on the table. I even used it on the Fusion Paint, although not required, because as you know table legs and chairs are a great couple!

Ikea Vitssjo Table Hack. Creating A Home Office.

 I am just not sure what to do with the original glass top that the Vitssjo table has. Paint it or leave it as it is now? What do you think?

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40 thoughts on “IKEA Vitssjo Table Hack

  1. You had me at Ikea! I love Ikea hacks and the green legs are so awesome with the rest of the table! I would leave the glass as is! It’s really unique! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #5! Happy Weekend!

    1. Thanka for hosting Christy. The green legs are my favorite, although my husband was not excited when he saw them!

  2. Hi Zografia, What a great hack!! I have a table similar to that one! Might have to rethink my desk!Thank you so much for sharing this pin on the P3 party Board! I love it and it will be featured on the blog and my social media tomorrow! So look for a little traffic from me!
    Best,
    Kim

    1. Thank you Kim! Now we almost have a home office! I am sure you will come up with a great idea! Once i feel better i’ll have to do the hard part :decorate it! Take care!

  3. Zografia a great upcycle, I love the combination of the green and the white , it looks so fresh. And ikea hacks are the best. Of course you probably live close to ikea. I have to go all the way to Athens which is too far for me.

    1. Thank you Mary. I am experimenting with color in our bedroom! Baby steps! We live close to IKEA, yes. Just a 10 minute drive! I’d love to go shopping with you!

  4. What a great idea to add height to the table and a larger top so that you could use it for many purposes. Wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted.

    1. Thank you Maya. It’s perfect for a small space. We also use our bedroom as a home office and it worked like a charm! Nightstand and desk! 2 in 1.

  5. Μπράβο για την ιδέα!! Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα έπιπλα του IKEA και τα Ikea hacks είναι το καλύτερο μου!! Καλό μήνα!!

    1. Έχω βάλει τον μπουφέ μας τώρα στο μάτι, αλλά θα με κυνηγάει ο καημένος ο άντρας μου μετά!

    1. Hi Teresa. Thanks for hosting this week. I am getting used to it now, so i’ll probably keep the glass shelf!

    1. Hello Sara. My husband did all the job, i just painted it! I do not have a good relationship with colors, so i only added a small touch!

  6. I love what you have done to your table! it is very stylish! I hope you have a great weekend! If you are interested in joining one more party each week I would be so happy to host you over at Making Broken Beautiful. It runs every Thursday thru Sunday and is a home decor and furniture party. Have a great day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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