Thursday, November 10, 2011

DIY: Chalkboard Table

Chalkboard table's are all over the web right now. I can't remember how I first learned about these nifty little things but I've seen a lot of different versions. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, it's the perfect addition to M's playroom. Although he is still in that phase where he eats everything. (when does that go away??) So in between doodles you can usually find him eating the chalk.

Here is what you need:

IKEA Lack Side Table- (you can use any table really, though I already had this on hand and compared to some of the other "kid" sized tables, you can't beat the price of this at $10!)

Chalkboard Spray Paint- This stuff is AMAZING. Ever since I got it I have been fighting the urge to make everything a chalkboard! It's so easy!

Spray Paint in your choice of color- I used Rustoleum's "Jade".

First sand the table and wipe everything off. Follow directions on spraypaint can. I (well, my amazing hubby) gave it three good coats (I skipped primer even though it's recommended because I didn't have any on hand and I am pretty impatient when it comes to these things.) I'm pretty confident with three coats nothing should chip.

Also not pictured are the chairs I picked up at IKEA to go with the table. I spraypainted them the same color and VOILA! The easiest project ever.