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.


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)


2. DIY Epoxy Resin Coffee Table: You won’t 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)


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’t forget to add little details on the legs. (via Hello Lidy)


4. Wooden Block Tabletop DIY: Tired of tripping over your kids’ wooden blocks? Well, even if you don’t 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)


5. DIY Gold Marble Table: No matter what your style, contact paper is the easiest rescue for furniture that’s 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… even better. (via Paris – La Reunion)


7. DIY Game Night Table: Any side table instantly becomes a game table once you paint a checkerboard on top. Or if checkers isn’t your thing, a backgammon board would be pretty cool too. (via Dream Green DIY)


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)


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


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


11. Kid’s 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)


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)


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!