As we embarked on the “get your kids room together” journey we were trying to keep it simple, functional, and cost-effective. So, we hit up the local IKEA for some additional furniture options. The IKEA Kids Table & Chair set was affordable and would get the job done. The size is perfect for a kid’s bedroom or playroom. We decided to add a little pizzazz to the IKEA Kids Table & Chair set and here is how we did it. First, you’ll need a few things:
- IKEA Kids Table and Chair Legs (only)
- Painters Tape
- KILZ Primer
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- Paint (colors of your choice, we used the leftover paint from her walls)
First, I measured about 3 inches from the bottom of the legs and marked it with a pencil. I then wrapped the painter’s tape around all the legs to section off the area I wanted to add paint too. You can always paint the whole table and chairs too! Which is super fun and cute. We just thought she had enough color going on in her room already so we just added a tad.
Next, I placed the legs on top of the box the table came in and began spraying the sectioned off areas with the primer. If you choose to paint the whole table and chairs then primer all the wood pieces.
Then, you can paint! My hubby did the painting while I was away at work so I don’t have photos of that. But you get the drift. He sent me this picture when it was all dry and assembled. She looks pleased, doesn’t she? 🙂
I was perusing Pinterest a few days later and saw another hack that I thought would add even more F.U.N. to this IKEA Kids Table & Chairs set. I had a small bottle of chalk paint from the Target Dollar Spot ($1) in my crafting stash so I grabbed some painters tape and a paint sponge and added some to the back of the chair.
This allows for some fun drawing or personalization when she has guests over.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Remember, everything doesn’t have to be over the top. Simplicity and functionality are key! Just have fun with it and make it your own.
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