This art table creation is by Jen of Fork, Paper, Scissors and the base is an IKEA Lack coffee table ($39.99). She added chalkboard paint to the top and the rest of the hack involved creating a sort of drafting table mock-up, using an IKEA Mala drawing paper roll ($4.99). A Levolor Universal Drapery Mount ($14.99) served to anchor the roll on one end, and a length of scrap of wood was affixed on the other, allowing an easy way of tearing away freshly created art. The art roll rests on a 7/8-inch dowel rod, but the drapery mount and dowel rod could be replaced by a sturdy towel rod. A bit of overhead lighting wouldn't hurt or you could place a few IKEA Dioder light strips to give the area a nice ambient glow.
You can find more photos and more specifics of Jen's project on Ikea Hackers. All in all, the IKEA table can be replaced by any table with a wooden top. You could probably hack or repurpose an extra coffee table or something that you found at a garage sale or on Craigslist to save a bit of money.