Published on March 4th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


How to zest up a children’s table and bedroom side tables

Teresa and Caroline (thanks!) tip me on some cool hacks happening over at Apartment Therapy. Check out their dreamy bedside table, fresh and fun Latt table and a Lack window seat.

Children’s Latt table transformation
At a glance, the Latt table and seat tops look like fabulous art pieces but in reality, it is an Ikea Annamoa fabric under a piece of perspex. Simple hack but huge wow factor.

See more on AT’s ohdeedoh.

Frosta bedside tables Again, so simple but absolutely dreamy. Perfect for the bedroom.

See more of the Frosta bedside table.

Lack window seat
Great for catching up on your daily Vitamin D. Quite like what we’ve previously featured here and here. Also check out window seats from the Norrebo, Traby and Leksvik.

See more of the Lack window seat.

Making your own window seat? Get a bench cushion for your Lack.

More hacks on

Simple wall shoe rack using Babord
"McQueen" play kitchen

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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".

8 Responses to How to zest up a children’s table and bedroom side tables

  1. anonymous says:

    Re. The lack table. I think the perspex will get heaps of scratches so the overall design won’t be pretty with regular use

  2. Anonymous says:

    The plexiglass dimensions for the table are 17 3/8″ x 23 1/4″
    The dimensions for the chairs are 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″

  3. Anonymous says:

    Could you let me know how big the sheets of perspex for the children’s table need to be (both for the chairs and the tabletop)? Thank you, ingeborg.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How sturdy is the Lack bench? The Ikea website says a max load of 22lbs on their website… I don’t know about you but most humans I know over the age of 2 are bigger than that :)

    • Fran says:

      Remember the lack unit is sold as an upright unit therefore they say the weight it will hold. If you use it as the hack suggests as a seat of course it’s going to be a lot stronger as there’s no weight on the shelves upright if yu see what I mean. It will be very sturdy. But up to you what you use it as. If as a bookshelf then yes follow the IKEA weight recommendations .

  5. furniture says:

    I love window seats to sit and read my book and drink my evening tea and stitch and knit by the window…love the way you have done it.

  6. Meg says:

    Wow! Your version is much more detailed than mine! I love it. Check out my little Ikea transformations—love that place!
    So…not as good as yours, but still fun.

  7. DJinny says:

    Nice, everything is nice, but i got a weakspot for the nightstand!

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