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Published on January 2nd, 2008 | by Jules Yap


make your kids happy – hack them this art table

happy new year!

we kick off 2008 with this fabulous hack from shisomama! this has got to be by far the best kids’ art table. love love love it!

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she used a vika persbo table, painted with chalkboard paint. an index curtain rail is attached to the short end of the table to hold the roll of art paper. a magnetic bar keeps the paper down and serves as a tearing edge too.

see the tutorial on shisomama’s blog.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to make your kids happy – hack them this art table

  1. karamia says:

    where do you get the magnetic bar?

  2. Tien says:

    Brilliant. The fact that the magnetic bar is also a paper tearing edge is ridiculously smart. Awesome way to organize the markers.

    Wouldn’t mind making one of these for myself when I need to sketch.

  3. christa says:

    fantastic! What an inspired hack :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you follow the link, there’s a photo of the magnetic bar screwed to the table top.

  5. suscipe says:

    That is the most elegant, joyful hack! Only question – what does the magnetic bar ‘magnet’ to?

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