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IKEA Gladom Table Makeover


  • IKEA Gladom side table
  • Gold metallic paint¬† (I used Rust-oleum Metallic Accents paint in the shade Soft Gold) (I got it from Ace Hardware Kuwait)
  • Marble contact paper (I got it from Amazon)
  • Paint brushes


  • Assemble the table and paint the leg part with gold paint. I painted 3-4 coats.
  • Flip the tray upside down (not like how it is instructed in the Gladom assembling directions book)
  • Stick the contact paper very carefully and slowly over the tray using a ruler or credit card to smooth it out. Do small areas at a time to avoid formation of air bubbles. Cut out the excess paper from the sides.
  • Place the tray on the gold painted legs with the marble side facing up.


I painted the legs using a brush and gold paint this time. You can use gold metallic spray paint too. But I always get a drip effect on the metal every time I spray paint. I liked painting with brush more as I had more control which resulted in a neater finish. 
Always use a good brand paint when using for furnitures. I would highly recommend the brand Rust-oleum.