Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


A pair of Norbo drop-leaf tables become an art table and a dinner table for toddlers

children's floating art table

Norbo wall-mounted drop-leaf table

Description: Not much explanation needed here. We have two toddlers in a small place and a bar/counter that wasn’t getting much use.

So we grabbed a couple of Norbo drop-leaf table ($30 each) and hung them under the counter at the lowest possible height.

To spice it up, we hung a dowel rod from the side of one of the tables and added a roll of paper to turn one table into an art table.

Add a couple of toddler chairs and a wireless under-counter light with a switch at toddler height (their favorite feature) and that’s it.

~ Cork Gaines, United States

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Jules Yap

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3 Responses to A pair of Norbo drop-leaf tables become an art table and a dinner table for toddlers

  1. Christie says:

    Love this idea!!! I would totally do this for my daughters except my main concern would be them trying to climb up on the tables to get to what is on the bar.

  2. Patti says:

    I LOVE this idea

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have top admit, this is very cool way to use those tables (but they could be made for you as well)


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