[DIY] IKEA Hack : LATT Table : Transformation into an Art Table

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A couple months ago, I shared that I wanted to make an IKEA LATT Table for Mason. I made an inspiration board for what I wanted it to look like, we bought the table, put it together, and finally painted it

And I love it.

But there's still more that I want to do with it to make it fully functional for Mason. I haven't quite figured out how I want to make it into a Lego table, so we started with adding parts to make it into an art table.

I found a blog that gave us really good inspiration and instructions as well as a couple pictures off Pinterest and Seth went to work. It actually ended up being a lot easier than I anticipated (like his Home Depot trip was actually longer than it took him to put the pieces together).

We basically just got a dowel (that we cut down to fit the table), some "J" hooks, some screws, and the paper roll.

Seth attached the "J" hooks with the screws and then cut the dowel down to fit the table, put the paper roll on the dowel, and hung the dowel on the hooks.
It was pretty much that easy!

As soon as Mason woke up from his nap, we let him test out the table. He was so excited!

Kid tested, kid (and parent!) approved!

Now I'm on the hunt for more toddler friendly art supplies!
Recommendations for the best markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils 
for a two year old are welcome :)


  1. I'm sending this to my husband and dad right now... I totally want to do this for Noah's table!!!

  2. Omg! this is a fabulous idea! We always throw Freezer Paper on the floor in a big long sheet to color on but this is such an amazing (and quick) DIY. Totally going to show the husband tonight! Thanks for sharing!


  3. No way. This is AMAZING!! Do mine next!

  4. Great idea! That table is on my Ikea list for when we go in a month. I love the paper roll since it gives them so much space to draw and color.

  5. Nice - such a great idea and will be nice to always have paper on hand right there!! Good work!! :)

  6. Yay!!! Glad it ended up being easier than you think too, love that. You can now also re-purpose it as a rolling table...and put your rolling pin on your 'j' hooks! Sooo thrifty =)

  7. I had a much harder version of this pinned and never got around to it. This I can handle! I need to add it to Reed's table ASAP. Thanks for posting!

  8. I LOVE this!! What an awesome table! We have the room for something like this. I know what I want Scott to do when he gets back home. :)

  9. Where did u get the roll of paper.


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