Before Christmas I got a couple Latt Ikea Children’s Tables and decided to add some cool finishes to them for my son and nephew. I made two one of a kind children’s tables pretty easily with a little time from these super affordable Children’s Tables from Ikea. I got a few supplies to go with it.
I will show you what I did for my nephew’s table and then get some more pictures of my son’s table in action in a couple weeks!
- Printed paper for the table top. I used a vintage railroad map for my nephew’s table since he is crazy about trains.
- Mod podge
- Some Air Force printed fabric for chair cushion number one. And some Army printed fabric for chair cushion number two.
- High-density foam for the chair cushions.
- And some wood stain of your choice.
First I cut the railroad map to the size of the table top.
And then cut the foam to just a bit smaller than the chair bottoms.
Using just regular Elmer’s Glue, I glued the foam to the chair and gave it plenty of time to fully dry.
Next, I cut the fabric just enough to cover the cushion and chair bottom. Using the fabric Mod Podge, I attached the fabric to the chair and gave it plenty of time to dry.
For the table top, I used a glossy mod podge and followed the directions. I ended up doing quite a few coats on the top. This took several days to complete since I had to wait inbetween coats and between naptimes and bedtimes.
Over the next several days, I stained the rest of the pieces of the table and chairs. I wanted a very dark color so I had to complete a bunch of coats to get it even and the perfect color. And again I had to work around Jakes busy schedule.
We assembled the children’s table and chairs. Jake man is totally into tools, so he was super excited to help me put them together.
The finished children’s chairs!!
And the finished Children’s table!!
It was a big hit on Christmas morning. I love going over to visit my nephew and seeing his drawings on the paper from the table.
Jake’s table is another unique one of a kind table. I will share pictures of his table soon and how I attached a roll of drawing paper to the table. It is always good to have plenty of inspiration for your own projects! Until next week, XOXO!