Friday, December 30, 2011

Table for Five

 
table for five using laminate shelf shelving and ikea chairs
 

I think this is my very favorite thing in my house … it’s definitely the most used project we’ve done.
Superman built this at the end of the summer, when I presented him with a challenge: seat 5 kids in a 6 square foot space. The outcome was perfect!

The table, or ‘bar’ if you will, is a 6 foot shelf from Home Depot. I picked one that was laminate (read: WATER PROOF) for $13.

Then, I found a couple two way shelf brackets and spray painted those with a white enamel spray paint to match. $6/each. (But cheaper on Amazon)

The chairs are from IKEA, and came in at $12.99/each (although, you can apparently buy them on Amazon and have them shipped to you for free, for $22.95 ... in case you don't have an IKEA close by).

He mounted the table just under the window sill and then caulked the tiny gap between the two. It was a super easy project, took a couple hours of time, and cost about $90, including chairs. In the event that you find yourself needing to seat quintuplets in a small space, you now have the solution. ;)

25 comments:

  1. LOVE! I saw this on pinterest, and thought, "Oh my goodness, that is so smart! I have to show Patti, that would be perfect at her house..." Then, when I clicked on the blog to read the how-to, I saw it was YOU! HA ha, so funny. And so clever, I love it!

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  2. This comment applies to the whole blog and all your transformations - AHH MAZING! You rock!

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  3. Got here from Pinterest! Love it!! I have been thinking of doing something similar and this is perfect. I'll let you know if we do!

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  4. Found you on Pinterest, too. This is fantastic! I have an itsy bitsy dining area and have been trying to figure out where #4 is going to sit once he joins us at the table. This just may be the answer!

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  5. I love this!!. Have triplets and a single all under 4. Perfect!!

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  6. my grandmother had a kids table like this when my cousins and i were growing up (think 30yrs ago...lol). it was set up at her lake house right under a window like this. the only difference is that she had hers hanging by a chain on each end of the table and hinges underneath with slide locks on the ends so the table could be lifted up out of the way when not being used. my cousins and i would sit there for crafts and meals during the summers. i absolutely adore this and havent seen something like this in YEARS.

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this idea!!!! It's so great, thanks!

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  8. Okay...I saw this idea and thought wow this would be perfect, our kitchen window is exactly like that...then i looked at more of your pics and I was like this is definately the same house we have! LOL and from the pics of the back yard...pretty sure the same neighborhood. we also did a lot of work on our house...redid the whole kitchen.

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  9. Good morning! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured your great shelf/table idea on my blog today. http://redflycreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/fridays-fab-finds-1_27.html

    Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like.

    http://redflycreations.blogspot.com/p/for-fellow-bloggers.html

    Thanks for sharing your great idea!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Embarrassingly, I'm just now seeing this. At the time you sent this comment, I had just had surgery and wasn't really 'with it'. And somehow, I skimmed over it when I got back 'with it'. ;) Thanks so much! I don't even know what it means to be featured. I'll come by and check it out. Three months later. ;)

      Thanks!!

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  10. Can you tell me the area in HD you found the shelf? I can't find it for the life of me!

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  11. It's been awhile, but I'm pretty sure I got it on the same aisle as the crown moldings. We had to paint the sides.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!!

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  12. Its really awesome, as it is loved n used by most

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  13. I LOVE this idea. I pinned it a long time ago but now we are moving to a new house that has a perfect window to make a eating or art nook for the kiddos. Would you please be able to tell me the height you have the shelf/table? I thought I would see if our window would work or it might be too low. Thank you for your time :)

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    1. So sorry for the slow response! I think that it's about 20-22" from floor to window sill. I'll get a tape measure out tomorrow and double check. Sorry about that. Some comments come to my email, others don't. It's weird.

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  14. This is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing you thoughts on this issue. Keep it up, looking forward to read another one in the future.

    andrew
    college station bathroom remodeling

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  15. Cute idea. There is one thing I notice. The cord hanging down within reach of your little ones. There are a few things you can do. Replace the window covering with a cordless option OR get a fashionwand that you can attach to the product so the cord is completely covered. The little ones won't be able to ever get hurt on the cord. www.fashionwand.com

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  16. These are cute toddler stools that are personalized. I thought it would relate to the blog.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/507131159/personalized-childrens-foldable-stool?ref=shop_home_active_5

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