IKEA LATT TABLE HACK

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Last year I bought this table for London and have been wanting to paint it ever since, but never got around to doing anything. A few weekends ago she went to stay with her grandma for a few days so I thought that was the best time to give this IKEA Latt Table a little makeover and surprise her for an early Valentine’s gift. The hardest part about this was deciding what colors to actually do because I wanted the colors to last a few years and not get sick of them after 6 months. I ended up going with a dark stain for most of the body, painting the table legs a white, and the chair legs a rosĂ© tone. The whole thing from start to finish took about two hours to complete, but remember I already had the table put together. The total cost for the table and paint cost $35 and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. There’s a few places where the paint isn’t straight and I need to probably redo at some point, but for now it will work.

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This is what the table looked like beforehand.

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I started out by taping the table and the chairs and all the pieces I didn’t want to get covered with paint. These are the only 3 items I needed to buy: Miniwax Jacobean Stain, Sample paint color, and bag of rags to use with the stain.

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I also taped the legs of the chair where I wanted a separation between the stain and the paint color.

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If you’ve never stained before it’s actually pretty simple. Just dip the rags into the stain and rub along the wood making it as dark or as light as you like.

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I added a few decorations to the table, this cute tassel garland from Target, and a bucket full of crafts and it’s all set for Valentine’s.

IKEA Latt/Pottery Barn Chairbacker/Lulu and Georgia Sheepskin/Pottery Barn Kids Pillow/Target Garland

  • ah that is so cute! I really want a little table like this for my daughter

    • Thank you so much Alysa!!!

  • Julie

    This is adorable! Great job she is going to have many happy times at this table!