Last year I fell in love with Jason Horvath’s Sakura table from Uhuru (below). It was out of my price range, so I decided to make my own version using some bamboo veneer a friend gave me and two Ikea Lack tables I got on Craigslist. Aiming for an organic floral design, I used photos of gerber daisies and cosmos to create my patterns. Btw: This treatment would also look great on many other types of painted furniture. How about a 70s geometric pattern on a boring cabinet? P.S. Thanks for your patience and words of encouragement this week. It took me a while to scrape off the old glue and summon the will to try again. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
I tried this method because I had the veneer on hand, and Ikea Lack tables are inexpensive. But there are many other ways you can achieve this look, some with a much easier process. You could buy a stained-wood table, cut vinyl flower patterns, adhere them to the table, paint the entire table, then peel off the vinyl. Or use bamboo-patterned vinyl, which is even easier, but not as long-lasting. It comes in all different types of wood, such as bamboo, oak, walnut, and pine.