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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?