Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY Ikea Latt Table Makeover

Ella and Madeline have reached the ever so fun "I want to be independent but I'm too tiny" phase that starts shortly after the first birthday. Their newest obsession is climbing the kitchen table, but of course they're too tiny to sit properly in an adult chair. After a few tumbles and way to many spilled plates to count, we knew that we were going to have to cross over to a "kiddie table".  We came across the Latt table and chair set from Ikea, and decided that we couldn't pass it up for $19.99.
It's sturdy, easy to put together and wood so it's really durable, but it's defiantly lacking in the cute department.We had it together for about a week before I decided that it needed a bit of a makeover. I grabbed some patterned contact paper and spray paint and set out to make the most girly table possible.

First I disassembled the table and laid out all of the visible wood pieces (table legs, top base, chair legs, seat base, and seat back) on trash bags outside. 

Next, I applied two coats of spray paint to wood, allowing time to dry between each coat.

While the spray paint was drying I cut the patterned contact paper to fit the table top and chair tops, allowing about a half inch to fold over the sides to avoid peeling. If you are unable to find a contact paper that you like you can wrap your table tops with gift wrapping paper and then cover with clear contact paper

When your paint is dry reassemble your table.The results? A hot pink and damask table with a completely washable surface!
Of course the table matches nothing in our house, but how could I resist? We've moved it upstairs to the playroom where we spend more of our day. The girls now use it for lunch and snack time and it doubles as a play table.They've been having a great time coloring and using Moon Dough and I love that everything just wipes right off thanks to the contact paper! Extra bonus: total project cost was under $30!

Ella and Madeline "coloring" at their new table


  1. I love the make over! had to stumble this one!


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