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DIY {Campaign Table}

I'm a little bit obsessed with campaign furniture. You may recall my dad and I painted this Union Jack campaign dresser for my boyfriend. Then I purchased a second dresser off of Craigslist and gave it new life with glossy white paint for my own bedroom. Then last week I decided it would be pretty cool get the look of campaign furniture without having to stalk my local Craigslist or spending hundreds of dollars. Without further ado, my DIY campaign table!

I started with two of these Ikea Lack tables ($10 each) and gave each two coats of Benjamin Moore's semi-gloss Admiral Blue. 
Then I bought brass corner braces like these ($1.50 for four). You'll need three braces per corner so three packs per table. (Math isn't my strong suit so I thought I'd spell that out for you.)
My intention was to screw three to each corner but after learning that I'm not so handy with heavy machinery my dad stepped in to show me the ropes.
Work in progress (sleeping companion strongly recommended)...
And the end result looks something like this.
One day I'll show you pretty pictures of them all styled up in my first apartment but until then you get iPhone pictures of me tackling DIY projects on my kitchen floor. The project cost boils down like this:

- $10 x 2 for two Ikea Lack tables = $20
- Leftover paint = free
- $1.50 x 6 for twenty-four brass corner braces = $9

$29 for two DIY campaign tables! What do you think?

32 comments:

Sadie + Stella said...

Love the end result. I am going to have to do this myself I think. Easy and love the end result!

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Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

It looks great! What an awesome little DIY project!!!

Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

Jin said...

I have those same tables from Ikea....I'm def going to paint them now...thanks for the idea :)

Gameday Stylist said...

Such a great idea! I love it.

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist
www.gamedaystylist.com

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love it! Great tables!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

It turned out so cute! I did something very similar on my nightstands. I still need to share mine!!

Bold and Beautiful said...

such a great DIY!!! I love the paint color you used. I can't wait to see the final result!

xx

Shannon

Angel Court Jewels... said...

Such a clever idea to use the L brackets as embellishments. Love the industrial feel that they give to the tables. And, the color is so fun!!!

xoxo,
Courtney

Meaghan said...

Did you sand the wood at all? With the dresser too? Or does the semi gloss stick without sanding?? That would make DYI projects that much easier not having to sand!

Maggie @ Cheap&Chic said...

I was thinking about doing this too! That shade of blue is awesome. I think I am going to paint the lack tables white and put gold, more ornate, corner braces. Hope mine look as cute as yours!

Sara said...

These look amazing! Great work!

ECQ said...

they look FABULOUS! way to go kenz :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love, love, love!!! The blue is so bold and pretty and god knows, I can never say no to a campaign perfection! Well done lady:)

Miranda said...

What a beautiful blue! Love the brass corner details most of all.

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Leslie said...

They look great!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I'm so happy you all like them! Such a fun and simple project.

Meaghan — I did not sand the Ikea wood veneer. The dresser was real wood so I did do a light sanding on the top and front but the semi-gloss paint sticks very well as long as you're prepared to do multiple coats! Personally I'd rather paint an extra coat than get out the sander ;) I hope this helps!

Chic Coles said...

They came out so well.The blue is a great color you painted them.

soanthro said...

So, so cool!! I love the brass corner breaks!

victoia | vmac+cheese said...

For $29, I'd say it's pretty unbelievable! You did a fantastic job. Now I want to brainstorm what other things can be "campaigned"!

Ashlina {TheDecorista} said...

can you come over and do this for my apartment???

xo
ashlina
thedecorista.com

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

Think u did a great job and I love the Cobalt blue and hardware...

Plami said...

You did great! love the result!

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

That is SO clever!! I love this diy and the blue is gorgeous. Can't wait for the final reveal! x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

this is on my to do list, I love it!

Tommy said...

Genuis!

Interior Design Pro said...

Excellent work. I love the kind of blue you paint on it. Pretty.

Lily said...

They look great....and love that the color options are endless !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

gena said...

Oh my gosh these are awesome!!! I'm having so many ideas right now - thanks for the inspiration!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

ummm...this is just the BEST IDEA EVER!!

Paislea Elyse said...

this is simply adorable!!! i love it!!

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Kelly said...

I hope you consider doing more posts like these as I prepare for my first apartment!

Linda said...

Found you from Pinterest. Doesn't the paint scrape right off? I didn't know you could paint that kind of surface? How is it holding up for you? Looks great.