I'm obsessed with this IKEA hack and just ordered the marble contact paper to top my Crate & Barrel media center. The marble is terribly convincing, without the terrible price of a slab of stone. For this project you'll need the IKEA side table ($30), copper leaf or metallic spray paint, 1" paintbrush, adhesive sizing, glue brush, marble contact paper, scissors, and acrylic sealant.
Cut the contact paper to be slightly longer than the table top. Slowly & carefully apply the contact paper, pressing firmly with a ruler as you go to smooth out any air bubbles. You may need two sections of contact paper to cover the surface, just match the pattern as best you can.
Paint the wood pieces of the frame with adhesive sizing (just a couple sides at a time) and let dry 15 mins until glue is tacky. Lay copperleaf gently on the pieces and rub in place with the paintbrush. Continue adding copperleaf until each piece is completely covered, then brush off the excess copperleaf. If you miss spots as you go, you can just press on more copperleaf until they are covered!
Spray the table pieces with the clear acrylic sealant and let dry. Assemble the table frame according to the Ikea instructions, leaving out the shelf grate piece. Voila!