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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DIY chalk board table

Chalkboard paint was just the trick for updating our kid's table.
 Sweet Inspiration came from Stellar Junk.  Check out the awesome table she created to keep the kids busy at her sale. 
Our table was a hand-me-down from my husband's childhood, that I refinished for our daughter, years ago. Last summer, I covered it to use on my patio.

Wow my staple gun really planted those staples! Love the wood grain underneath. I may have to strip the paint from the table top some day. 

After removing the cover, you can see the sweet alphabet stencil I did, once upon a time:) 

A light sanding to the legs for a shabby chic effect. A little more sanding on top, to help the new coat of paint adhere. Then two coats of chalk board paint on the top. The finished look is really cool! 
chalk board table for Halloween
 This will be perfect as an art table, or snack table on my porch for the halloween trick-or-treaters!
chalk board table for Halloween
Happy painting!
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59 comments:

  1. LOVE this table! I would love to do this for the kids cubby house.

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  2. So very cute! Love the fact that it is a family heirloom and love those legs! Great job! :)

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  3. I've seen these round side tables at many thrift stores. Someone cut the legs short for kid use. Maybe my husband's mom:)

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  4. Love the chalk board table! Such a great idea :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi! I'm a new follower of yours as well!

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  5. I'm sure this will be a big hit with the kids. It's really cute too.

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  6. What a cute little table. What pretty legs! Thank you for sharing and for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Of course this is the cutest little chalkboard table I have seen. You inspire me.

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  8. What a terrific table to have by the entry and change the quote on depending on the season. Love it.... About the cutest post I've seen all day..!!!!
    Great work.

    hugs ~ Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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    1. Sweet!!!!! Following your blog and FB page too!!!!

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  9. Super cute table!!!!! I love how it turned out!!!

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  10. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and adding yourself as a follower, I will return the sweet gesture.

    What a busy person you are and I cannot believe you have a daughter old enough to be teaching! I am an artist, I hope you had a chance to look at my "Paintings" page on my blog, although my blog has now far extended beyond my art and more into my passion for interior design.

    I am also fast becoming a lover of vintage as my mum sadly passed away in August and I am now having to go through all her possessions and have discovered some amazing things she has kept for over 60 years. If you go to this link: (you will have to copy and paste).

    http://leecarolineart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/vintage-love-and-pair-of-oxfords-my.html


    you will see some of the lovely things I discovered, for which I wrote a post.

    Thank you again for visiting, I do hope you return

    Lee :)

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    1. You are so sweet! I'm very sorry to hear about your Mom. 2004 I was doing that same thing with my parent's home and possessions. I'd love to see the treasures she saved! I'll be stopping by again soon with my coffee:)

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  11. Crystelle your a sweetie and made my day!!!

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  12. ADORABLE. I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint crafts. I am SO happy I stumbled upon your cute site! I cannot wait to keep up with your posts. Hope you'll check out my DIY blog and follow back if you like! I love making connections with other crafters!

    xo Sam

    DIY Huntress

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    1. Me too. I'm working on a pie plate chalk board now. Had to start over with a new paint:) Following your blog now too!!

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  13. Love this project and following you back.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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  14. So in love with chalkboard paint! Love this table - you did such a great job.

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    1. Thanks, I'm getting addicted to chalk board paint projects!!!!!!

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  16. Thank you for stopping by! I love the cute table with the chalkboard paint, you can do so much with it for every season!
    I'm now a GFC follower of you and Linky too!
    Have a great weekend!

    Rondell

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  17. This is really cute! I've not yet tried the chalk board crafts, but it's on my to make list. Thanks for sharing!
    JoAnn

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    1. Thanks Joann. So many ways to use the chalk board paint!

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  18. Super cute table! I'm your newest follower and invite you to visit :)
    Susan

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  19. Very cute! Love that you can add little messages:@)

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    1. Thank you for visiting. Hope I can use it Halloween night:)

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  20. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Hi Kathryn, Home Monday for sure due to Hurricane Sandy. Hope to stop by:)

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  21. well that is cute as can be!! Lovely little welcoming piece!

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  22. Always love a cute little chalkboard, and this is definitely cute! Thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party.

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  23. Super cute! Thanks for linking to my Pin Me Party!

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  24. This is one of the cutest applications for chalk board paint I've ever seen! It could be used year round - I imagine it with bowls of snacks for the kids, with names of items lettered in!
    I'm happy to be following you by email - looking forward to lots more!

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  25. This stool is SO cute! I will have to make one for my daughter. Thanks for the tutorial!
    Thanks so much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Have a great day!
    Katie

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    1. Thanks so much Katie!!! My daughter loves this table:)

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  26. I absolutely love this! It's even more special since it was your hubby's! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at our Get Your DIY on Party! Hope to see you again Sunday with your thrifty Halloween project :)

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  27. Michelle this table is too sweet, what a transformation!! I am featuring it on my blog today! Thank you for linking up to Get Your DIY On this week :)
    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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  28. Michelle, I don't think my first comment to you went through... but I wanted to tell you how adorable this table was and I love your transformation. I am featuring it on my blog today- Thank you so much for linking up your chalk board project with Get Your DIY On this week!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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  29. Very nice idea,so cute!
    Greetings.:*

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  30. Great idea chalk paint is my new best friend!!!

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  31. This came out so cute.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  32. very awesome! I am kinda addicted to chalk paint..I have probably painted something with it every day for a month at my shop lol All of your projects turned out great!
    I am hosting my first ever Tuesday Link Up Party. I hope you can come over and link up with me!! I love meeting new ladies and getting to see all the amazing content everyone has to offer! http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/

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