The nearest Ikea is about 3 hours away. :o( I saw this bench looking table when I was there last and knew that it would be perfect in our new home for a number of reasons. First, our living room is large and in order not to cover up a window the couch needs to “float” towards the middle leaving extra space. Secondly, the kids need a space to play play-doh, do water coloring, and draw without having to take up space on the dining room table or worry about messing anything up or moving things like placemats out of the way every single day all day.
So I says to my honey, “can you make me this?” And he is on it because he totally rocks. :o) We went to Lowe’s and picked out the wood, he cut it out and had it ready to put on the wall, but then we realized that in order for them to play with Play-doh on it it would need to be polyed. That would be my job, so it sat in the living room for a week or two until I got around to staining and polying it. That process took two days, including drying time, and this past Saturday Jason was finally able to put it on the wall. Here is Nora trying it out for the first time:
The plan is to make large pillows for them to sit on (or kneel most likely since that is how they usually sit) because then we won’t have to worry about differing heights or scratching up the floors. The last couple of days have been nice because they now have their own area to play whenever they would like and my table has stayed clean.