I’ve mentioned 1 or 2 times before that I LOVE Ikea, right? Well, lately I have gotten a bit selective with what I will buy from Ikea. The prices are great but I’m way too old to be falling for particle board furniture. The good thing is, Ikea has some great pieces that are solid wood. They also have some timeless, high quality pieces that most interior design enthusiast wouldn’t turn down, more on that later….
So, one cheap, solid wood piece from Ikea is the Latt children’s table and chairs. We’ve had ours for years now and it’s held up beautifully, but it was time to spruce it up. With this new paint dipped trend, I can update tired pieces effortlessly and that’s just what I did with this simple table and chairs!
As you can see, Pillows and a crayon caddy weren’t cutting it in the before pic.
What you’ll need:
- Latt Table and Chairs
- Fabric-Mine is by Amy Butler-from Layer Cake-I found it on Ebay but the link won’t last since it’s an auction. But there are many chances for more auctions for this fabric. I got mine at a local quilt shop.
- Spray adhesive
- Plexiglass-I went to LOWE’S and had them cut the exact size-So Easy!
- Paint & brush-Also LOWE’S
- Painter’s Tape
- Hot glue and gun
How to add fabric and a plexiglass top:
- The table top is 25 by 19. Cut your fabric to at least 28 by 22. You don’t want too much to overlap or it could hang out the bottom.
- Before assembling the table, Spray the white top with a small amount of spray adhesive. Be sure to spray an even coat.
- Lay your fabric on the top and quickly stretch into place-the adhesive dries super quick so no messing around here!
- Hot glue the edges down on the under side of the top.
- Put your top back in it’s frame but don’t tighten completely because placing the plexiglass could be hard if the plexiglass is too big.
- Drop in your plexiglass and tighten the table.
Painting the legs for a “paint dipped” look:
- Measure each leg the height you would like the paint.
- Using painter’s tape, tape around the leg
- Paint! Two coats is necessary.
See, super easy and a lot of bang for not much buck! For this project and more worth while DIYs visit my Projects Pinterest page!
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Did you cut the plexiglass to sit on top? If not how were you able to get it to slide in with the cardboard and fabric? My husband took ours to lowes today and didn’t get the plexiglass bc he said there is no way to slide anything else in the table. Thanks for your help!
Elysia-I just measured the table, when to Lowe’s and had them cut the plexiglass-My husband had to work it into the table a bit but there is just enough room for the plexiglass to lay flush. I don’t know if there are different thicknesses of plexiglass though-I didn’t think so! Good luck!
Did u measure your plexi glass to be the same size as the fabric?
Michele-I tucked the fabric underneath the original white particle board. The table is so small, I think my husband took it into Lowes for the best measurement!