IKEA Kids Table Makeover

I love looking at something that is plain and boring and seeing what it could be with a little work. For my munchkins 2nd birthday, I wanted to get her a little kid table but I didn’t want to spend a couple hundred dollars on something she will only use for a few years. That is when I saw this table on Ikea’s website for $20!


The closest ikea store is in Atlanta… Let’s be honest… I am like a cat in water when it comes to Atlanta. I am SO thankful for friends who go to Atlanta and ikea all the time!

After I got the table, I went to Pinterest. I saw so many ideas like this and this. There are so many ideas and they are all very helpful in getting me started.

Here is my completed table:




My husband is going to take the table and chairs this week to get Lowes to cut plexiglass for it but when I received E’s tin tea set in the mail today, I couldn’t wait a second longer to share these pictures! I will be sure to post pictures from her birthday!

You can make a table just like this! Here is what you need to make your own :

ikea table
BEHR ballet white paint
BEHR ballerina pink
3/8 of a yard of fabric
(had left overs that I can use on something else too)
plexiglass from Lowes


How To Fix A Loose Chair

I never thought that I would be fixing a loose chair! Then again… I never thought I would be painting our kitchen table and chairs. Since I had NO idea how to fix the chairs, I went to Google and watched this video. Seems easy enough…

So, today I talked to our maintenance man, got him to walk me through fixing them and I borrowed his rubber mallet. Here goes nothing…

First, I labeled chairs from left to right.


E wanted to be labeled…


Once E was in bed I took my frustrations (I didn’t have any when I first started but after a minute I did because it is harder than I thought it would be) out on the chair.


Then I sanded the old glue off and put glue in all the holes, put each piece back in its rightful spot, and let out the rest of my frustrations. I wrapped some bungee cords around it and am letting it sit over night.