Hey guys! I am so excited to share with you today a super simple and crazy affordable Ikea hack. If you caught my Backyard Patio Makeover Reveal last week, you likely saw some new additions to the patio. The backyard makeover included multiple spaces and I wanted each area to be very functional. Between the lounging area and fire pit area I ideally needed eight side tables! That could get incredibly expensive, so I got creative and turned to my good friend Ikea. This post contains affiliate links.
A few months ago, I did a post on affordable garden stools and while these are great options, I simply needed too many. I managed to snag two stools on clearance from Lowes last season and another two from Crate and Barrel, but I still needed four more. Then one day I was using the Ikea stool in my closet (which I also hacked) to reach the top shelf and it came to me. These babies come in black and coordinate with the black metal chairs and stools I chose for the makeover. The best part is, they are only $4.99!
I chose to use 12×12 cement stepping stones we already had on hand as the top. These are a great option for outside because they are very durable and will not blow away. If you don’t have any on hand, they are only $1.78!
In case you aren’t a math geek like me, let me help you out. The grand total for each side table is only $6.77! Now that is affordable and totally fit the look I was after 🙂
IKEA Marius Stool Side Table Hack
When I originally came up with this idea, Barry thought we would need to glue the stepping stone to the base of the stool, but each stone weighs about 17 lbs. If you have small children you may want to glue them because they could be knocked off with enough force. I, however, chose not to glue them because then I can bring the bases inside during the winter and leave the cement stones outside.
Now, I have enough side tables to serve all the seating in our new backyard. And I did it without breaking the bank!If you enjoyed this Ikea hack, please share it on Facebook or hover over an image and save to Pinterest! And if you don’t already follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, I would love for us to be friends!
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