|Easy Laat Table Makeover
|(Picture from Ikea website)
|Seriously, we used these tables all. the. time!
Obviously 10 years later, our tables had seen better days. They had some crayon markings on them (got those out with a magic clean eraser) and they definitely had survived some bumps and bruises along the way (aka, they were very well loved).
|Laat tables - well loved and more than a little worn out.
|The magic clean eraser did wonders on the crayon markings, but there were stills some dings and scratches along the top
|It really helps when you marry a genius.
|I used a sewing cutting mat to protect the kitchen table underneath.
|Hey, that's fitting quite perfectly!
|Somehow it looks like it weighs so much more now...
*Actual paint used was Krylon Color Master Paint + Primer in Gloss Blue Ocean Breeze
|This was coat #1 - I tried to balance the pieces to maximize paint-able space.
Doing light layers seemed to be the trick. I did end up using the whole can of spray paint to get the right coverage (thank you weird Swedish force field).
Once we let it dry for a few hours, it really started to look nice.
The only thing left was to put it back together.
|The marble top slipped right back into the notches on the base no problem with the thin layer of contact paper
|Hey, that's kind of pretty!
|I love how it is matching elements in the rest of the room!
We saved something from ending up in the dump, and now it has a brand new life in a "grown-up" teen room for many more years to come.