Monday, June 1, 2015

Toddler Table Makeover / Hack


This was James' first birthday present from me and his daddy. We figured he'd need a little table soon for colouring/eating and I wanted to make him something special that he could use for while.

I was inspired by the Ikea Hack of the Latt Table (which in Australia retails for $40).. but seeing as we don't have an Ikea near us I decided to get this Junior Table & Chair Set from Babies r Us (for $45).


My first step was to assemble the table, I used a drill to tighten the screws (a lot quicker than doing it manually). I then sanded the chairs so that I could spray paint them (in hindsight I wish I'd gone with regular paint as the spray paint kept bubbling and dripping - so annoying!).


I sprayed them with White Knights Squirts Spray Paint in Dusk Grey.


My next step was to cover the print with contact paper. I then traced the inside of the seat on a blank piece of paper to get the right measurements, I then cut this and used it as a template.


Once I'd cut the print I super-glued it to the chair.


I then repeated the same process for the table.

 I decided to make a different version for my beautiful niece for her birthday too..


I won't lie, it was very time consuming (especially the spray painting), but I'm really happy with how they both turned out. I love that they are unique and something the kiddies will be able to use for years to come.

What do you guys think?




  1. These tables look great! Well done Louise! :D I don't know how you find the time, haha!

    Definitely a gift that will last for years :)

    Away From The Blue

  2. What a lovely DIY! Plus you get to be creative and put a bit of charm into it that you can almost never find in a store. We have a little miniature sofa for our daughter and she loves sitting on it in the evenings and "reads" her books. (:

  3. Super, super cute! I love furniture DIY, and your set of furniture looks like it was primed and ready for hacking!


I ♥ reading all of your sweet comments, thanks so much!

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