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
- ½″ 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 ½″ 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 –