Before & After: Chalkboard Table

3 Feb

With the winter hitting us so hard I’ve been hibernating and getting creative.  I have a laundry list of projects to finish/start and I’ve been knocking them off left and right.  Oh the feeling of accomplishment! 

The idea for this cute table came a few months ago.  I picked this table up at  a thrift store in the summer with thoughts of using it in a staging.  It never made it that far and sat as our dining room table until a few weeks ago.  I had a ‘ah ha’ moment one Friday night when my husband and I had a night in of wine and games. 

As we sat playing at this table I thought how great it would be if we could keep score right on the table!  AH HA, and the chalkboard table was born.  I love this table and think it would be great for a child’s play room or even in an office.  Think of all the things you could do with it!  I had some fun thinking of my own ideas. 

This table is for sale in my etsy shop for local Philadelphia pickup. 

Making this was very simple.  I sanded the top of the table and applied three coats of chalkboard paint that I picked up at Home Depot.  To ensure a smooth finish on the base I spray painted it with a flat black Rustoleum paint.  Simple (and cheap) as that! 

Hope you like it.  I’ll be back in a few days with ANOTHER before and after so keep checking back or follow me on twitter / facebook / blog


The Staging Chick

3 Responses to “Before & After: Chalkboard Table”

  1. clanmckenna1 August 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    What a clever idea!

  2. Rebecca August 5, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    We did this with our dining table – which we have had since we got married 17 years ago and desperately want to replace with something really great someday. But in the meantime, this has been so much fun for impromptu games of tic-tac-toe, saying happy birthday to someone in our family or just to sit and doodle for a while.

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