One of the best ways to think about IKEA furniture is as a blank slate. IKEA brings the functionality and affordability and you bring the personality. Julia bought this LÄTT table and chairs for her daughter Greta's first birthday - almost a year later she decided it was time to bring them to life.
Four hours of work later she had this color blocked, chalkboard-paint topped version which absolutely thrilled her daughter. And, because she had all the paint and sealant at home already, the project didn't cost her a cent.
"Of all the DIY projects we do around here, there is hands down nothing more rewarding than doing something special for Greta. She gets so excited and is so grateful."
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(Images: 1. Ikea 2. Julia Marcum)
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