DIY Video: Ikea Lack Table Hack with Mod Podge

Bold and modern, this flower power table started out as a $7.00 Lack Table from IKEA! The bold painted pattern is achieved with pebble stencils.  The flowers are cut from wrapping paper and then they are attached with Mod Podged to the table top.  The whole top is sealed with a clear spray sealant.

Watch how we did it!


Materials to Gather:
White Parsons table (Ours was from Ikea)
Low tack painters tape
FolkArt Painting Stencils – Small – Pebble Background
Roller foam paintbrush
FolkArt Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
Mod Podge Professional Tool Set
Mod Podge Gloss
Foam paintbrushes
Decorative paper in bold flower print
Patricia Nimocks™ Clear Acrylic Sealers – Matte, 6 oz.


1. If needed prep the table by cleaning it, sanding it or applying a coat of spray primer.

2. Position the painting template stencil on the corner edge of the table. Use low tack tape to hold in position.

3. Using Pure Black and a foam roller brush, roll the paint over the template. Carefully peel the template and allow the section to dry. Reposition the template on the table, overlapping the edges. Continue until the entire table is covered.

4. Cut bold flower shapes from decorative paper. Using a foam paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper, place onto the table, use a brayer to smooth the paper and remove any air bubbles. Allow to dry and continue until the entire table is covered.

5. Add three layers of clear coat to the table top to protect the design.


  1. Did Steve say to Mod-Podge over the flowers, after they’re in place?

  2. Hi Sweet T,

    Yes, you can top-coat with Mod Podge. It acts as a glue and a sealer.

    Have a great day,