Ikea mod - Kraken Table

The previous tenants left us their dining table. The Ikea Ingo table wasn't quite what Chris and I wanted for the kitchen, but we decided it would be perfect as a coffee table. Inspired by Will Means' nightstand and several octopus tables, we set out to give the Ingo table new life.

We sanded it and cut down the legs.

Chris put together a stencil image in photoshop and we printed it off and laid it out on the table.

We cut the stencil out of acetate and painted around the edges.

Then we painted the whole thing a sexy black.

Finally we peeled off the stencil and gave it a shiny coat of polyurethane.

The finished kraken table!


ginger said…
you have to submit this to ikea hacker, I love it!!!!! the stencil turned out perfect, you two are really good at the fine details.
RealGrouchy said…
Aha, I was (mostly) right, and the second pronunciation listed is the Germanic one (as in "let's get kraken on that new table"):

"Kraken is the definite article form of krake, a Scandinavian word designating an unhealthy animal, or something twisted. In modern German, Krake (plural and declined singular: Kraken) means octopus, but can also refer to the legendary Kraken." (From Wikipedia)

Thanks for the reminder to look that up. It is an incredibly awesome table.

- RG>
Anonymous said…
Ha! One of my bookmarks linked to another one! (Super Punch to you).

Small world and so forth.
Pauline said…
That table looks amazing!!:)

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