(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
We were at a friend's daughter's first birthday party this past weekend and snapped a shot of this IKEA play table and chairs in the playroom.

We love how a simple stain and a little chalkboard paint on top of the table turn the simple unstained birch into a real eye catcher.

The table and chairs are available at IKEA for $39.99, but this is just a great reminder that a little creativity can go a long way!

(Image: Julia Cho)