A super quick and easy Ikea Latt hack to take the simple Children’s Ikea table to a whole new fun and colorful level! Every meal and activity time is fun!
Welcome to my blog! For the first blog post, I decided to start at the very beginning. The project that started it all.. the Ikea Latt Hack for Kids.When it was time for my little 18-month-old baby girl (who is now six and a half…sniff!) to have a table and chair set of her own, I started researching in all the usual places – big box stores, online, speciality stores… but all I found was boring single primary colored sets like this one –
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or extremely over decorated sets like this –
I wanted something in between with just a little hint of fun. And then I found the Ikea Latt table chair set! Yes, it is as plain as they come and with thousands of possibilities!
Materials required for the Ikea Latt Children’s table makeover –
- Rustoleum Real Orange
- Rustoleum Candy Pink
- Rustoleum Apple Green
- Fabric – Ikea Fredrika (discontinued)
- Glue gun
- 1/2″ foam
- Spray adhesive
How to makeover the Ikea Latt table and chair set –
Step 1 – Spray paint the frames of the table and chairs before they are assembled. Make sure to wear respiratory protection. I wish we had the spray shelter at that time. It would have been so much easier!
Step 2 – Cut the 1/2″ foam to the shape of the chair seat. Make sure it is about half inch shorter that the seat. Glue the foam to the chair seat using spray adhesive.
Step 3 – Cover the chair seat with fabric using hot glue to keep it together.
Step 4 – Assemble according to the directions. The fabric does make the seat thicker and a little hard to insert in the groove, but little persistence works and the seat is super secure. I have since sat on this myself while feeding the little one dinner and it stood up to that test! That’s it!
I let the set sit outdoors in the day, bringing in the garage at night for a week to finish degassing to make sure there was no smell at all before bringing it into use. I may have stuck my nose to it for an extended time just to make sure 😉
My daughter absolutely loved it!! And so did a ton of other people and I ended up doing a bunch of Ikea Latt hacks.
Have you tried an Ikea Latt Hack?
I love hacking Ikea furniture. Take a look at this Kids play kitchen hack I did –
Or this easy and colorful Ikea Tarva dresser makeover for my Kids room –
Still looking for the perfect Kids table and chair, check out this article –
Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"