I am smitten with the Land of Nod.
I get excited when the catalog arrives at my doorstep. Such beautiful products and breathtaking spaces. One of my favorite bloggers decorates Land of Nod style which ultimately results in a longer wish list on my end.
And on top of that, recently I discovered an obsession with hairpin legs. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon the Land of Nod’s kid’s chalkboard table with neon pink hairpin legs. Hubba bubba!
My friend Sara over at Shabby Grace Blog recently made a Whiskey Barrel Plant Stand using hairpin legs and I thought, hey, I’ll make my own Land of Nod inspired kid’s table!
You guys, this is the EASIEST DIY project ever. You can make it in four simple steps (or five if you spray paint your legs like I did):
- Order hairpin legs in desired length
- Have Home Depot cut your wood to size
- Paint/stain your table
- Adhere the hairpin legs to the table
These are my lousy iPhone photos.
The hairpin legs were my biggest expense. A set of four cost me $75. The spray paint, wood and screws totaled just under $15.
I’ll break the DIY down a little further. I’ll list the materials and sizes I used but this is so customizable.
- Hairpin Legs (mine were 18 inches; Land of Nod table height is 23 inches)
- Rustoleum Robin’s Egg
- Wood screws
- Plywood cut at home depot (mine was 24 x 27; the Land of Nod’s is 27 x 27)
- Wood stain (I had some Jacobean at home)
First, determine what size you want your table top. I bought a 2 x 4 piece of plywood, 1/2 thick and had the good people at Home Depot cut it to 24 inches by 27 inches. They will cut your first two pieces for free. How easy is that!
I love the neon pink legs in the Land of Nod’s table – it’s so fun – but I wanted Robin’s Egg blue. So I spray painted my legs.
The trick to an even coat is spraying your work in a thin layer, allow it to dry and repeat until you get the desired coverage. Mine took three coats.
While your legs are drying, sand and paint your table top. I chose to stain mine but you can easily paint them chalkboard style, just like the Land of Nod’s table.
When your table and legs are dry, it’s time to adhere the legs. Is this easy or what?! I measured one inch in and marked my table with chalk. Then placed the leg on top.
And then screwed the legs in.
Bam! You’ve got a table!
Check out these other awesome projects by some talented bloggers inspired by the Land of Nod:
Hobnail House – Designer Inspired DIY Lighting
Uncookie Cutter – Simple Toy Shelf Upgrade
Pocketful of Posies – Rainy Day in Paris Play Tent
Pig + Rabbit – Easy DIY Kid’s Table
Knock It Off Kim – Chromatic Wall Clock
My Life From Home – DIY Wall Cubbies