Saturday, March 3, 2012

Homemade Chalkboard Table

For the longest time I've been fascinated with chalkboard paint and the endless possibilities for it. I looked at pictures and read blog posts about all the fun things people were doing with chalkboard paint. And I bought a spray bottle of chalkboard paint
. At first I thought I would paint a section of one of the playroom walls with it. But I couldn't decide which wall and there never seemed to be a good time to do it when there wouldn't be little fingers in it long before it dried.

Then we made some room changes which put Michael and CJ in room with a closet where the doors refused to stay on their sliding track. It drove me crazy, because nearly every day those doors would come off the track and I never could get them back on. The we would have to wait for Doug to come home to put them on, only to start the whole cycle over again the next day.

Finally, one day I'd had enough and took the those doors completely off the track and out of the room. And I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. We have four small tables that we were using for the kids to do activities on. I took each closet door and laid it over two of the small tables, making a large table. The kids loved it. There was so much more room for larger projects. I loved it. No more irritating closet doors!

And then Doug pointed out that we could make one of those tables into a chalkboard table. And even better than just pointing out the option, he took the door and the paint out to the garage and painted it for me.

So now we have a large chalkboard table. Today, I bought a big box of sidewalk chalk
  and let the kids break in the table. CJ and Michael enjoyed it today and I think the other kids will love it on Monday.

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  1. I want a chalkboard table! I'd rather not have to do it myself – so if you get a spare moment – come on over, and bring your paint. And I heart how that first picture told me exactly what was going to happen in the post – and it has an emoticon on it!!!! I heart emoticons!!! Yours is a crafty brilliance that I just don't have. And it made me smile. Thank you. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours Rose - a brilliant idea, really!

  2. What a cool idea! I don't have kids and no need for a chalkboard anything, but I'm going to pin this one on Pinterest.

  3. That's a great idea to keep the kids busy!