Happy Friday: Playroom Transformation on a Budget

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Sent from reader, Jessica:

Hi! First, I’d like to thank you for such an awesome site and app! I check it religiously and am a huge fan! I wanted to share two awesome projects I did that I thought would be a “Pinterest fail” but turned out to be a great success!

The first was transforming the IKEA Latt Kids’ table and chairs. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought foam and fun fabric to help customize the chairs. They came out great and the fabric possibilities are endless! I’m thinking of covering the tabletop in fun contact paper to help customize it as well!

The second was the IKEA picture frame ledges used as “parking” for my son’s trains and cars. At $6.99 a piece, this was a no brainer and super functional next to the train table! I just wanted to share our playroom updates that inexpensively improved its function and fun level!

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  1. Shelly

    @Jessica
    Great Job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  2. Kc

    The ledges are a great idea!

  3. 50ShadesofLipstick

    Those IKEA ledges also make excellent bookshelves!

    • Weber14

      What a great idea!

  4. Diana

    Wow! Looks great!!

  5. Laura

    I have the same table… after years of heavy use- and heavy cleaning-, the white of the tabletop has worn off in several spots and it looks terrible. Contact paper is a great idea! I may have to try that instead of throwing it away. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mary

      I had the same table set and I added contact paper when it was new and it was great. Really made it easy to clean! Unfortunately the whole set broke while moving and we had to trash it. ๐Ÿ™

  6. gary

    The funniest part is that the shelving looks crooked in the picture and i instantly said Yes Yes Yes i can do that too !! But seriously, i always envy the creativity. Great job !!

    • T

      lol I thought so too but thought it might be my eyes. That being said it looks super fun & neat. Great job!

  7. momo

    Love it!

  8. debbie

    Nice…!

  9. ohiogirl

    Thanks for sharing! It looks great. We are going to turn a spare bedroom into a Lego/Playmobil playroom after the holidays, on a budget of course. Any H2Savers have any creative storage ideas for those types of toys, I’d love to hear them. TIA

    • Wishinitwas

      I use those sterilize 3 drawer carts for Lego storage. Or I wa the

      • Wishinitwas

        Sorry hit post too soon. I was thinking of using under bed storage containers and mounting Lego plates on the lid for easy play and storage. We also have an Ikea table turned Lego table but with multiple kids we could use more building space. Check Pinterest for good storage ideas!

  10. Mary

    I so love the train parking idea.. I need that for my sons cars. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Very resourceful.

  11. acgold

    There is Lego tape that you can run around the walls or use to trim shelves or tables!

  12. Kat

    This is so cute! We turned our Latt into a lego table. I love how versatile they are.

  13. Kelly K.

    Love the trains on the wall. Great Idea!

  14. Jessica

    I have that same white cube shelf with the same color and pattern baskets!!! Great taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. CocosBambi

    I have the table and chair set but I’m missing a chair… Anyone know where I can get another or 2 without buying the whole set again or where the chairs are cheaper than the set?

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