A Deceptively Simple Transformation of the Ikea Latt Set

A Deceptively Simple Transformation of the Ikea Latt Set

Carrie McBride
Feb 10, 2010

Opening this email from Emma and seeing these photos was an emotional rollercoaster: stunned by how awesomely cool this table and chairs look, despair that she or her husband is a world-renowned painter and we could never replicate this ourselves, relief and joy that indeed we could do this ourselves!

Emma lives in Sydney and bought the Latt table and chair set from Ikea for her 2-year-old, Isaac. As many of us know, the Latt is affordable and functional, but somewhat boring. So Emma and her husband transformed it into something that makes you say, "wow!" Emma gives us the lowdown:

I bought the Ikea Annamoa fabric and cut it to fit the table tob and chair tops; then had my husband cut pieces of clear perspex to fit over each piece. It's much more easy to clean, and is removable so I can change up the fabric (or place art underneath) in the future.

The blue Annamoa fabric ($8/yard) is a big part of the wow-factor here and is part of a collection of five similar, but different designs and colors. Also, we're not familiar with perspex, but believe it's the same as or similar to plexiglass (can anyone confirm that?)

Thanks Emma for sharing your terrific vision of the Latt - we're predicting a run on this fabulous fabric!

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