IKEA Vitssjo Table Hack

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Ikea Vitssjo Table Hack. Creating A Home Office.

 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 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline
    December 6, 2016 at 08:45

    Make do and mend or upcycle, my kid of projects, looks good

    • Reply
      Zozo
      December 7, 2016 at 09:49

      It’s really convenient and perfect for my sewing machine.

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    Katrin
    May 6, 2016 at 23:26

    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!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      May 7, 2016 at 23:48

      Hi Katrin, i have left the glass as it was. Thank you for hosting ladies!

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    Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
    February 24, 2016 at 19:55

    I love a good IKEA hack, and this one is great. Those green legs are gorgeous, too! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Project Party.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 24, 2016 at 22:49

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

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    chris aka monkey
    February 19, 2016 at 00:36

    i love the glass, it makes stuff look like it is floating this is a great hack xx

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 20, 2016 at 00:23

      Thank you. We were not sure about the glass, but it seems to be everybody’s favorite part.

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    Kim~madeinaday
    February 11, 2016 at 19:07

    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

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 11, 2016 at 22:34

      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!

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    Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
    February 9, 2016 at 06:41

    Totally did not know what you were going to do with it. Absolutely love it and the colors are brilliant. Well done. Thanks for sharing at Your Home Decor and More Party! Pinning and sharing

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 10, 2016 at 00:42

      We changed our mind a few times, but decided to make the top larger.Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Brenda Young
    February 6, 2016 at 18:45

    I love the overall design of this piece! The use of wood contrasting with the metal and a bright pop of color, Wonderful hack ZoZo pinning it for sure!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 8, 2016 at 00:13

      Thank you Brenda. That touch of green made a big difference!

  • Reply
    Charlene
    February 5, 2016 at 23:57

    This is so cool! I would love a little desk like this in my office.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 6, 2016 at 00:06

      Thank you. If you decide to make one, let me know if i can help.

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Recreated Designs
    February 5, 2016 at 22:53

    What a great hack Zografia! I love seeing what people are able to do with IKEA furniture 🙂 Thanks so much for linking this up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party last week! Hugs, Lisa

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 5, 2016 at 23:31

      IKEA hacks are always a great idea! Thank you for hosting!

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    February 5, 2016 at 00:13

    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.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 5, 2016 at 23:32

      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!

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    Laurie
    February 4, 2016 at 03:55

    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.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 5, 2016 at 23:36

      Hi Laurie! It’s more practical like a desk this way. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

  • Reply
    Maya
    February 3, 2016 at 21:48

    Nice job with the Ikea desk! It is perfect for small offices!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 3, 2016 at 23:27

      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.

  • Reply
    Katerina Konstantinou
    February 2, 2016 at 13:55

    Εγώ προτείνω να το αφήσεις ως έχει το τζάμι! Είναι πανέμορφο! Μπράβο και πάλι μπράβο!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 2, 2016 at 19:37

      Ευχαριστούμε! Θα μεταφέρω το μπράβο κ στον τεχνίτη!

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    Eleana A.
    February 2, 2016 at 10:18

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

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      Zozo
      February 2, 2016 at 19:38

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

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    Julie
    February 1, 2016 at 18:36

    Such a lovely idea, it’s great to reuse what you already have. The green is lovely, the perfect modern finishing touch.

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 1, 2016 at 22:53

      Hi Julie. I was not sure about the green, but it looks nice next to the white.

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    Teresa
    February 1, 2016 at 14:43

    I love it, especially the glass shelf! Thank you for sharing at the Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 1, 2016 at 22:54

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

  • Reply
    Jessica
    February 1, 2016 at 14:39

    Looks great! Very creative

    • Reply
      Zozo
      February 1, 2016 at 22:54

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you liked our makeover!

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    February 1, 2016 at 00:38

    Great job, never would have guessed you painted it, the green looks perfect!

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      Zozo
      February 1, 2016 at 22:56

      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!

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    Terry
    January 31, 2016 at 16:36

    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

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 31, 2016 at 19:50

      Thank you Terry! I hope i make it to this week’s party!

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    Crystal
    January 31, 2016 at 06:12

    This is a really cute desk. It’s very unique and looks cute in your space. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Zozo
      January 31, 2016 at 19:54

      Thanks Crystal. It turned out to be pretty functional also.

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