Yay, it’s time for another Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! This months theme is a furniture makeover and today I’m showing you my Ikea kids table makeover : Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! For those of you new to the Int’l Bloggers Club, find out more about it here. We’ve had fun projects and themes so far, check out last months theme [shopping] here.
This month we all decided to grab a piece of furniture and give it a make over or an upcycle and share it with you guys! You know, how each one of us has their own style and favourite products to use, that’s what makes this club so unique and fun! We are all in a different part of the world [well, Pili and I both live in Spain, you know that, but even from Mallorca, that’s where she lives, down to the South of Spain, Andalucia, where I live, things change quite a bit]! So make sure to check out the other three ladies and see what they’ve come up with! I promise, you won’t be disappointed or bored!
Ikea kids table makeover : Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge
We have had this cute Ikea table and chair set for a few years now. The chairs broke at some point and my younger daughter Amelie then used the table with these stools. Last fall, when she started grade 1, we bought her a proper desk for her room and this little table was neglected big time and put away into our storage room, as in Amelie’s room there just wasn’t enough space for it all. Our storage room isn’t waterproof and it took quite a beating with the rain and humidity and I actually almost forgot about this little table. Until the other day, when I had the lightbulb moment!
I wanted to make a little art table for my three year old nephew who would come with his family all the way from Canada to spend two weeks with us! So I thought, that this little table, where Amelie used to draw and be creative on, would be a great little “present” for him, even though he won’t be able to take it home, but he could still enjoy using it here! He is here now and having fun with it!
You can see all the bubbles from the water. He wasn’t going to be able to use it this way.
Amelie wanted to help me with it and so, we started, by taking it all apart and painting the legs and sides with home made chalkpaint in a grey tone. I used Pili’s home made chalkpaint recipe.
While the paint was drying, I grabbed a plastic cover from an old frame I no longer use and cut it to the size of the table top.
We then cut a piece of cute wrapping paper also to the size of the table top.
Next, we used the other side of the tabletop to glue the paper on, since this side wasn’t damaged and didn’t have any bubbles. And then we started the assembly of the table!
Because the plastic had sharp edges, I taped lots and lots of washi tape in the same blue tone of the wrapping paper on all sides. And it went on top of the with wrapping paper covered table top. It fit right in and sits tight. Like this, the paper won’t break and the table is easy to clean.
The table looked great now, but I wanted to add another little detail to it! To have more space on the actual table for colouring and crafting I attached two little buckets to the one side of it. Here the crayons and paper could be stored and easily grabbed by little chubby three year old hands 😉
I got these two tin buckets at Ikea and then needed hooks and wire. The Best thing was, that I could just easily screw the hooks into the wood, no drilling or hammering or anything fancy. I used four for one side and then twisted the wire tightly around the buckets and just hung it on the hooks.
And voila, the little table is back in the spotlight and looks so cute, don’t you think??
Well, I can tell you this table is seeing some serious colouring and all sorts of activities! That’s it for today from my part of the Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge, but make sure to check out my ladies in the links below! Have a great Monday!!
The Boondocks Blog
My Sweet Things