Our little guy is getting bigger and more independent, which means strapping him into a highchair is getting challenging. We wanted to get him a kids table, but they start at $100 – and that’s just for the table! So, we decided to build one. It cost us under $50 for all the materials and what’s even better, it looks great!
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
How to Guide
Measure and cut:
Prep and frame
Paint the base
Stain the tops
White wash (optional)
*Tip – The first coat it might look like you barely applied any paint. Restrain yourself from adding more paint, the colour will deepen with more coats. With white washing it is better to do many thin coats, than 1-2 heavy coats, or you will not get the “washed” look. Let the paint dry completely between coats and add additional coats until the colour is consistent and you are happy with the tone. You may prefer less if you want to see the wood grain. I did 1 coat - I just wanted to tone down the stain for a more weathered look.
*Tip – I like Tung Oil because it has lower VOC and is food safe once dry.
Start with the base
Set it up and have some fun!