Table and Chairs for the Playroom

What’s up guys?! I’m still in the process (probably will be forever) of revamping the kids’ playroom upstairs.  My latest addition to is a play table and chairs.  I found the plans on Ana’s site and spent an afternoon getting them done.

I used furring strips from Lowe’s for the entire project except the table top itself.

This was my shopping list for all 5 pieces…

1 – 2×2 furring strip

9 – 1×3 furring strips

4 – 1×2 furring strips

1 – 1×8 whitewood board

My total cost for wood was UNDER $30! Woohoo!!!

One thing I LOVE about this table is the size.  My oldest is 8 and it is large enough for her to sit at as well as toddlers.  The chairs are stackable as well which makes a great feature if you are short on space!

Want to see them all finished??

I used Rust-Oleum Colonial Red spray paint on the chairs and bottom of the table.  I used Minwax dark walnut stain on the top of the table.  I love the combo!

I still have lots to do up here but I do feel like I have made some serious progress… And the kids love it too!  It only took me 45 minutes or so to clean it up just now to take pics for you guys 😉

Here are some of the other projects I have done lately for the playroom…

Storage Wall Unit

Play Kitchen

DIY Almost Free Storage Boxes

Revamping My Picture Wall


  1. Crystal on December 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

    For anyone looking for the plans on Ana’s site they are the four dollar stacking kids chairs and Clara’s table ????

  2. Elena on May 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I know this post is a few years old, but so you have the plans for the chairs? I visited Ana’s site and did not see them either? Thanks!

  3. L Walker on December 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I realize this post is from quite a few years ago, but I’ve been thinking of making two of these for my preschool. Can 4 kids sit around one table comfortably to do art projects? Thanks!

  4. crystal on January 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Did you make your table and chairs any larger than Ana’s plans say? I like the size of yours but Ana’s looks a little smaller.

  5. Kearsten on November 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Was your white wood board a 1x8x8 or 1x8x6?

  6. Andrea 'Kuenning' Smith on October 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    With the white wood board, did you even need the Kreg Jig, or was that still helpful to your project? I am so drawn to this table! I adore it and may have to copy you exactly.

  7. bailey on October 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I’m done… you amaze me. From this table to your kitchen table?! I just felt for the first time that I could actually start looking for a home because I could afford to furnish it with all your tutorials (and my husband is amazing at building so it would be a cinch for him!) It’s fun too because he built me an 8 foot bench with 4 cubbies and a hinge top for more storage and stained it with the dark walnut!! Now on to scouring your site for more fun ideas!!

  8. Marg on July 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    you are really quite the handy woman! I love this table and the new one you just built for you growing family 🙂 I love your use of the Rustoleum Colonial Red Spray paint…I see you also did the frames in the same color?
    I love your site and have it bookmarked!
    thank you for sharing!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much Marg! I appreciate it! I do love that color from Rust-Oleum. It’s great. Thanks again and it’s so great to have you here from HomeTalk! 😉

  9. Casie on May 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I just found your website and I love everything! The table you did is super cute! Can you explain how you built it? I would love to do this project but no idea where to start. You are very talented and I look forward to seeing what else you make!

  10. Andrea on January 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    After visiting Ana White’s website, a couple of different kid’s table popped up. What exact tutorial did you use for this table and chairs? I don’t have fancy tools, but I read above that all you need is a cheap hand saw and a drill. Is that right? So cute! Love it-great job!

  11. Kelli on November 29, 2011 at 2:49 am

    This is adorable! I love all that you’ve built. That whole room is fabulous! I’m in the middle of building the play kitchen right now and I want to build this table and chairs as well but I don’t have a kreg jig and don’t want to buy one either. Did you use one? Can I build it without it?

  12. the cul-de-sac on August 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

    So cute! Charming, colorful, and functional!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 22, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  13. Lilli on August 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

    WOW this is AMAZING I LOVE your cute little play table and all the furniture in the playroom, I love the little kitchen too! I’m sooo glad I found you over at Tatertots and Jello! I’m your newest follower!! I’d love for you to
    visit me too, you can find me here:


  14. Laurie @ Gallamore West on August 21, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Wow!! Your playroom is adorable! I love the color combo of the red/dark walnut. And those storage containers are amazing!! I’ve been “pinning” your stuff without even realizing it was all coming from the same room… amazing job! I’m your newest follower.
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  15. Lacey on August 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    So, I was really hoping for a tutorial or a step by step on how you did this! Do you have the dimensions of the table and chairs??? That would be most helpful!!! I LOVE this set!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 20, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Glad you found it 🙂 I get all my plans from Ana! Take care!

  16. Brook @ BeingBrook on August 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve been eyeing that little table on Ana-White for a while. Love how it turned out! The little kitchen is so cute too!

  17. Jordan (Wayward Girls' Crafts) on August 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Gorgeous! I was just thinking my kids needed a new table! And what a deal. Totally pinning this.

  18. Megan on August 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Love the colors in the room, the kitchen, and the desk! Great job! Come check me

  19. Jenna on August 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Wow I just love the room! i love the colors and organization.

    • Shanty2Chic on August 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks so much Jenna!! I appreciate it! 🙂

  20. Kelli on August 20, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I love the color! And did you say those chairs are stackable?!? Awesome! I need to get my hubby busy building a set soon:)

  21. Randi on August 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    You’er so talented and you never cease to amaze me with your building projects. This one is adorable!

  22. Isabel on August 19, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I’m so inspired by your beautiful playroom! Tomorrow I will be working on my kids’ since they are visiting gramma, it will be a great surprise!

  23. Kristi on August 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    What a great table and chairs set. I am definitely going to be pinning these as a future project. I love the entire room, as well. Great work!! Your kids (and you) must be so happy with it all.

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much Kristi! You are right… I think I like it more than they do :-)) I appreciate it!

  24. Ana White on August 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Everything you do is amazing! This room is so inspiring, thank you so much!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks so much Ana! The entire room is “knocked off” thanks to you :-)!

  25. Dee on August 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Girl..this is awesome!!!! What a wonderful mama you are to bring such fine gifts to your darlings!!!. Man if only I knew about this back in the 80’s when I was raising my boys…I would have had a blast!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Dee :-)) I appreciate it!

  26. Stephanie on August 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Love it!!! Your playroom is amazing!!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much Stephanie!!!

  27. Andrea on August 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love the table and chairs. I have been looking for chairs for my daughter’s room with no luck. If only I had some power tools I could make my own too. Great job!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I promise all you need is a small $12 hand saw and a drill and you can get it done! Promise!!

  28. Rebekah {All Thingz Related} on August 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Wow! You did a great job! It looks terrific!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much Rebekah!! 🙂

  29. Christine on August 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Such a cute room. Love the table and chairs, but adore the cute kitchen station. I’m a new fan of your blog and have enjoyed looking through it. My sister in law just messaged me on fb asking for ideas for the re-model of her daughters room. I’ll be sending her this link. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much Christine!! Glad to have you here and thanks for sharing the link!


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