Ikea Lack Table transformed into open shelves

Photo: Kip Dawkins/Courtesy of Artisan Books

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Take a Low-End Table to New Heights
If you only buy one piece of furniture for the rest of the year, we have one suggestion: the $8 Ikea Lack table. The Petersiks have found ways to furnish a whole bedroom using it—building a headboard, an open bookcase and stylish shelves that double as wall art—using a few nails and a spare hour or three.