TTD DIY: IKEA Latt table hack

I got this idea a while ago (thanks Pinterest) of giving my newly purchased IKEA Latt table (you can buy online!) a bit of a facelift. It’s fine as is, but I thought using the tutorials from Little Baby Garvin, My Fabuless Life and Apollinas would make it look much more personalized to my style.

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[IKEA Latt table + chairs, $24.99]

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I picked up some sherpa fabric and 1″ thick foam from my local craft store. After using spray glue to attach the foam, I wrapped and stapled the fabric. IMG_2356

After cutting away lots of excess, I realized this specific fabric wasn’t going to work as great as I thought. You see, you have to then slide the seats into small groves on the wooden chair part. If I was redoing this and wanted to still go with a thicker fabric, I would instead just glue the fabric to the foam cushion and leave space for the board to easily slide into the seats. I guess that is what you get for Christmas Eve workshopping after your little one is down…

Here is the final product (the covered seats actually don’t look bad unless you get up close). We used two coats of Minwax Jacobean stain on the wood portion of the table and chairs, and finished it with a coat of Fast-Drying Polyurethane for protection.

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Evie loves his new art station and I like that it blends in nicely with the rest of our furniture! DIY win for sure!

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