Published on November 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


SVALA Kids Art Table with Storage

Materials: SVALA Table, Utensil holders, PRESSA hanging dryer

Description: We have had this great Svala table from Ikea for the last few years. The table has served many purposes and was definitely worth the $19.99 price tag. However as the girls are getting bigger I have found that it is hard for them to sit at the table with all their papers and materials and still have room to work. So to solve this problem I found some utensil holders at Ikea that fit perfectly onto the side of the table and are a great storage space for crayons, markers and other materials. To attach the utensil holders I nailed two nails into the side of the table and then slipped the nails through the slats of the utensil holder. I can easily remove the the utensil holders if we didn’t want them there, which is a really nice option.

I love having the art materials right there for the girls to use without taking up all their work space and in a place that they can reach without even getting up, it makes cleaning up super easy! I also wanted to add a place to display art work and dry wet paintings, so I was very excited when I found the Pressa hanging dryer, also from Ikea. I hung it over the table and love how it looks like a chandelier dangling from the ceiling. It has been great and easy way to store wet artwork.

See more of the children’s art table.

~ Katie

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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 SVALA Kids Art Table with Storage

  1. Anonymous says:

    The table is perfect for drawing materials using my daughters

  2. We use our drying rack for the same thing sometimes! We even game it a name, the kids call it Octavio.

  3. Such an inventive idea, it’s great the fact you have customised the children desk with the cutlery holders.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant! I love the paper hanger for art over the table, it looks like a chandelier!:) Great job!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cute! Great Idea!

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