Children Playtable

Published on September 6th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


LATT Chalkboard Play Table

LATT Table and chair set

Description: The LATT table set is a perfect height for my 2 year old plus at a great price ($25 in Canada), I couldn’t beat it.

I decided to convert it into a little chalkboard table! Here’s how I did it:

Note: before assembly of product:

1. I spray painted each wooden piece with an Aqua blue colour (satin finish). I let it dry a few hours.

2. I took the white table base and paint it using Chalkboard paint. I followed directions on can and used two coats. I let it dry overnight.

3. I assembled the LATT set as per Ikea directions.

4. I made little pillows for the chairs using a foam base.

My daughter loves it! Thanks for looking!

~ Jen P, Canada

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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 LATT Chalkboard Play Table

  1. I love this! I’ve been looking for a table to create a chalkboard table for my preschool integrated classroom and this seems PERFECT!
    Has it held up well? And is it durable for play time?

  2. Learning made fun with your concept!

  3. Anonymous says:

    @ Anonymous (September 7th) You are now forbidden from shopping at IKEA, or any other store for that matter, for fear of seeing children. In fact, just stay home and stop surfing the net or television altogether.

    Just kidding. The webs is open to all offending comments. Please continue reading and commenting. You’re entitled to it.

  4. Beth says:

    This is so cute. Great design for kids to sit and play!

    //Beth @ the Phoenix Marketing Agency

  5. Anonymous says:



  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my wife and I have decided on a child-free lifestyle. As this post directly opposes my personal viewpoint, I consider it offensive, and request that it be removed from the site.

  7. Christine says:

    Love it, great idea

  8. Laurel says:

    Cute, cute, cute! So fun for the kids!

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