In every living room is a tabletop that is dying to be made into something awesome. Believe it or not, all it takes is a cute, colorfully patterned makeover to help take that coffee table, DIY table or IKEA hacked nightstand to the next level. Instead of spending a small fortune on those mod patterned tables at your favorite store, take a few notes from these beautiful DIYs. From paint to tape and a few other unexpected surprises, these 13 tables cover all the trendy looks.

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1. DIY Patterned Coffee Table: Paint geometric outlines and colors over the top of your coffee table to make those table styling Instagrams even more awesome. (via Brit + Co)

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2. DIY Epoxy Resin Coffee Table: You won鈥檛 have to rely on coffee table books to spark conversation when the whole coffee table surface is covered in personal stories. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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3. DIY Patterned Side Table: Freshen up an unfinished table with a rad pattern. Mix up colors and geometric designs for the surface, and don鈥檛 forget to add little details on the legs. (via Hello Lidy)

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4. Wooden Block Tabletop DIY: Tired of tripping over your kids鈥 wooden blocks? Well, even if you don鈥檛 have toys lying around, making a maze out of blocks is a truly unique and still functional way to add some texture to your tabletop. (via Monsters Circus)

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5. DIY Gold Marble Table: No matter what your style, contact paper is the easiest rescue for furniture that鈥檚 looking a little tired or distressed. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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6. DIY Graphic Night Stand: A little paint can go a long, long way in transforming a drab little table. And if some of that fabulous paint happens to go down the sides鈥 even better. (via Paris 鈥 La Reunion)

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7. DIY Game Night Table: Any side table instantly becomes a game table once you paint a checkerboard on top. Or if checkers isn鈥檛 your thing, a backgammon board would be pretty cool too. (via Dream Green DIY)

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8. Painted Glass Table DIY: A glass-topped table can be a pain to keep clear of fingerprints unless you never *ever* touch it. Paint a colorful pattern on the underside to give it a whole new life and hide those pesky smudges. (via Design Sponge)

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9. Mini Patterned Side Table DIY: If you鈥檙e not sure about a paint color, add pattern to an unfinished table with a darker stain instead. The look is classic and won鈥檛 need updating when you decide to redo the whole room. (via Sugar and Cloth)

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10. IKEA Hack Nightstand: Mix rustic and chic elements by adding a copper contact paper top to a simple wooden table. (via Kristi Murphy)

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11. Kid鈥檚 Table Makeover DIY: Transform forgettable furniture into something bright and colorful that your kids will love working at. Paint the table and chairs a hot shade of teal and lacquer a pretty piece of paper on top to complete the look. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

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12. IKEA Side Table Makeover: What would we do without our trusty can of gold spray paint? Gold and white stripes add just the right contrast to make this table really shine. (via Dwell Beautiful)

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13. Malachite Makeover: Pull out those decoupage skills from middle school and pick out a killer piece of print fabric. Layer on the glue for a hard surface that is totally glam. (via One Kings Lane)

Have you updated a tabletop into something fabulous? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!