Sunday, April 22, 2012

O'verlay Love

Hi, I'm still alive! I usually blog more often than this, but between work being cuh-crazy right now, wedding season parties and trying to get ready for my sister baby shower (I'm crafting like a mo-fo, right now. Like. A. Mo-fo.), I just haven't found the time or energy. But there has been a little craft I've been working on this week that I'm dying to share.

There's a good chance you've probably heard about O'verlays. But if not, they are a company that produces decorative panels (or "overlays") that you can attach to furniture to give it a more modern look or "fancy it up," if you will. When I first heard about them, oh probably about 6 months ago, I knew I had to give them a whirl. They have a line that specifically fit with Ikea furniture and, lucky me, I have an Ikea that I drive by every single day.

So, in February, when the company had a special coupon code for 15% off, I ordered their overlay kit for an Ikea Lack table (with shipping, it came in around $40ish). By itself, the table is pretty lame. And at 9.99 a pop, why wouldn't it be? But once I received the Overlays, I knew it would be adorbs. So, I lightly sanded, primed and spray painted the overlays gold.

Then, I used a liquid nails-type glue and contraption to adhere them. Easier said than done, really, as this glue gun thing and I had a rough go of it for a while.

But all in all, I adore how this table turned out. I'm going to use it in our guest bedroom as a bedside table for now.
And I can't wait to use O'verlays again. Check out some of the cute ways they've been used...
(from here)
(from here)


  1. I LOVE them!! I've been contemplating getting some and this is inspiring!

  2. Too cute! Looks awesome!

    xoxo, Emily

  3. Thanks so much, guys! A little time-consuming, but a shockingly easy project! ;-)