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Ikea Kids’ Table and Chairs Makeover

July 24, 2017

This cheap Ikea Kids' Table Looks Like It Came From a High-End Boutique. An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

Hey friends! What seems like FOREVER ago, we purchased an inexpensive Ikea kids' table and chairs from Ikea. We initially used them in our girls' playroom for about 5 years, which was possible because the table legs adjusted as they grew. This is what the set looked like in their playroom. Bright red and blue, which was fine for the playroom, but it just wasn't going to work for Avery's new bedroom, which is purple and teal (you can check out her amazing DIY bed nook here and her purple campaign dresser DIY makeover here).

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

Soooo, with some paint, fabric and Mod Podge, I totally transformed it to THIS!

This cheap Ikea Kids' Table Looks Like It Came From a High-End Boutique. An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

Read on to learn how to tackle this Ikea kid's table and chair makeover for yourself :) It's really easy!

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DIY Ikea Kid's Table and Chairs Makeover

Materials Needed:

 

Steps:

1) Paint your table and chairs with a paint of your choice. For the table, I used a dark gray (Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Relic) and a light gray (Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint in Atelier). I used the same dark gray paint on the chairs. I found that this Ikea set painted well with chalk-based paint without having to use primer, but if you find your paint beading up, check out this post of mine about how to paint Ikea laminate furniture. I used two coats of paint for each color.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

2) Iron your fabric to remove all wrinkles.

3) Coat one side of your chipboard with Mod Podge (I used Matte finish, but it doesn't really matter). Press the side that you applied Mod Podge to onto your fabric and press it down firmly with your hands. Then flip it over and smooth out any wrinkles in the fabric. If I could go back and do it over, I would definitely have ironed the fabric first, which is why I am recommending it in the step above. Hindsight is always 20/20 :) At least you get to learn from my mistakes. Allow it to fully dry.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

4) Once it is dry, cat the top of your fabric with Mod Podge. Allow it to dry. If it curled while drying, place some heavy books on it to flatten it back out before moving to your next step.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

5) Measure the height and width of the Ikea Kritter chair back support panel.

6) In the Cricut Design Space, draw out rectangles that match the measurements you took in the previous step. You need two rectangles per chair (one for the front and one for the back).

7) Place your fabric covered chipboard on a 12″ x 24″ standard grip cutting mat and load it into your Cricut Explore Air 2 and change the dial of your machine to “custom.” Then select the “chipboard” option.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

8) Let the Cricut work it's cutting magic, and remove the perfectly cut rectangles from the cutting mat. Then, coat them with another layer of Mod Podge and allow them to dry.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

9) Once your fabric covered rectangles are completely dry, glue them to the Ikea Kritter back support panel with DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive (my glue of choice–I love it because it cures so quickly). Repeat on the front and back of each panel.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

That's it! This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is COMPLETE! I know it seems like a lot of steps, but this Ikea Kritter hack really is quick and easy, I just tend to give SUPER detailed tutorials. But don't let the length of this tutorial deter you!

Check out the finished makeover :) It fits in perfectly with the rest of the decor in Avery's room now!

OMG--I can't believe this is an Ikea kid's table and chairs! An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

OMG--I can't believe this is an Ikea kid's table and chairs! An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

This cheap Ikea Kids' Table Looks Like It Came From a High-End Boutique. An Ikea kid's table and chairs can look super stylish with just a little bit of work. This Ikea kid's table and chairs makeover is so easy and gorgeous! Click for the full tutorial with step-by-step photos.

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