Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ikea Hack Desk

If you saw yesterdays post, then you saw my makeover on this desk

I was trying to decide between an older desk and this desk, and I came to the conclusion that I could just have 2 desks.

VIKA AMON Table top, white Length: 39 3/8 " Width: 23 5/8 " Thickness: 1 3/8 " Max. load: 110 lb 4 oz  Length: 100 cm Width: 60 cm Thickness: 3.4 cm Max. load: 50 kg

VIKA MOLIDEN Underframe, nickel plated Width: 24 3/8 " Height: 27 1/2 " Max. load: 110 lb  Width: 62 cm Height: 70 cm Max. load: 50 kg

 I really like this table, but when bought together its $189. Also I really wanted a white top, this silver felt too cold to me.

VIKA HYTTAN/VIKA MOLIDEN Table, stainless steel, nickel plated Length: 59 " Width: 29 1/2 "  Length: 150 cm Width: 75 cm

And for some reason, you cant buy this with a white top. And that's really what I wanted. Maybe you can? But I've searched for pictures online, searched ikeas website and the actual store. I don't think the combo exists.  The width of the table and the width of the legs don't make them compatible

VIKA AMON/VIKA MOLIDEN Table, black-brown Width: 59 " Depth: 29 1/2 " Height: 28 3/8 "  Width: 150 cm Depth: 75 cm Height: 72 cm

So I bought them anyway. Am I like a rebel when it comes to design?

Since the leg width is too wide to put under the table on a straight line, I decided to improvise by putting them on an angle

I think it looks pretty cool, and it was the only way to get the white table with the silver legs. Obviously I'm not done decorating this area, I haven't even started. My daughter must have been there when I was taking these picture because this is her beloved monkey.

My favorite part about the table is that the table top is a really nice size space to work, and I like that even though it was bought from ikea, this is not how its sold so its more unique. That being said I still like it better the other way, but since they don't offer a white top that fits, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

I also think these 2 make a really nice pairing. I think they are special together being in the same room. I really like the mix of vintage & modern, and the unexpected paired together.

So that's it. 2 desks 1 room. I am so excited. And I cant wait to share the rest with you all. So far this room lacks personality, but that will change with tomorrows post .


  1. i like your spin on it with the angled legs! gives it a different less boxy feel!

  2. Definitely looks less "ikea like" with the legs on an angle! I like the white and silver combo better too!

  3. Very much love the grey chair with your white and silver legged table! I agree the angle is a great solution!
    Dee Dee

  4. I like it better on an angle. You always think outside of the box. Terrific solution.

    1. Aww thank you so much. I really like how it looks bigger when its not on an angle, but I think thats also because those table tops are bigger. And thank you, I really try to think outside the box and be creative about things, so I appreciate that mr or mrs anonymous = ) Have a fabulous night!

  5. What color did you use to paint that chair? Also what type of paint did you use? Any info would be great, nice work!


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