Faux Terrazzo Table Top IKEA Hack DIY

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Faux Terrazzo Table Top IKEA Hack DIY

A simple guide to creating a faux terrazzo table top effect.

This weekend I did a little makeover on our plain white LINNMON table that was looking a little worse for wear. With a few stains and scratches, it was time to either replace it or make it last a little longer with a cover up of some kind. Since we’re really loving the terrazzo look lately, I had the idea to cut out little pieces of marble and black contact paper to look like little broken up pieces of stone. A faux terrazzo table top effect. This is a fun little IKEA hack to add to our series.

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Faux Terrazzo Table Top

The hardest thing about this faux terrazzo table top project is that it is a bit time consuming, in fact I still have a bit to finish on ours.  I love the result though, so the time invested I find worth it.

You will need:
A table top – we used the LINNMON table

Other supplies: 1 roll of marble-patterned contact paper
1 roll of black contact paper

To make:
This project is super easy – hardly no explanation needed really. Just simply cut random shapes in the shape of rocks either with rounded corners or sharp edges and peel the backing off and place each one as you go, building a natural looking pattern.  And what’s nice, because it’s contact paper, you can remove it easily if you make a mistake.  Continue until you have the entire table top finished.  Depending on the size of the surface you are covering, this project can take an afternoon or a couple of days.

Cut sample
pattern sample
Faux Terrazzo Table Top
Faux Terrazzo Table

A perfect rainy day project.

You could finish this off more permanently by coating it with a sealing agent if you wished. I have left it as is, and it’s been fairly durable so far as it’s not a table that is used all that often.

A fun little project perfect for a rainy afternoon. Enjoy!

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.