A hunt for a kids table has gone on for months now. I found one table at IKEA that I liked, and searched at thrift shops, yard sales and antique stores for a perfect table. But part of me wanted to make it myself without spending a lot of money and time. We already had two chairs (these plastic ones I am not a fan of) that work until I find matching wooden chairs I can paint to match the table. Well guess what- after months of keeping my eyes open for a table I stumbled upon this end table sitting by a dumpster!
FREE! It was the perfect height and size for my little man to eat at, learn, play, color and draw!
What you need to make your own table from an end table:
- sanding paper
- enamel spray paint
- damage-free clear hanging hooks
- 3 buckets ($1 at Target, we repainted)
- Sand down table, rinse with water and let dry
- Spray paint entire table holding can about 10 inches away. May need two coats.
- Once table is dry, fasten hooks on the side and add buckets.
Super simple and super cute! I had three metal buckets that were red, white and blue from a Fourth of July party, so I repainted them a softer color so they all match. The buckets are great for pencils, crayons, paper, markers and sidewalk chalk! There was a place on the table for a pen attachment so I left it and added twine to tie a pencil to it.