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Chalkboard Table

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Years ago my father gave me an old coffee table to use in my first apartment. It had been his forever and it was pretty beat by the time I got it. My roommates and I didn't help it any and by the time it landed in our garage a few  years ago it looked like this:

Leather top was cracked and beyond repair

I put it up on Craigslist but there were no takers. I thought about throwing it away (which is what Dad told me to do) but I hung onto it. I knew I'd do something with it but I just wasn't sure what. Now that we have a playroom for the girls though I knew exactly what it was really meant to be. A chalkboard table painted pink with flowers you say? Exactly.

Wish I had been able to take pics before it had been drawn on a million times but then again, that's what it's for!  They love it, every kid that comes into my house loves it, and I'm glad that I was able to reuse the table that had been hanging around for so long.

What have you been up to?  Chalkboard anything lately?

Oh and I need a new camera. I don't want one that's too fancy or too expensive. Any recs? I have a Nikon and it blows.


  1. I love it! Sooo fun!


    P.S. I am super excited about a throw pillow giveaway I have going on. If you'd like, come by and enter!


  2. What a fantastic transformation and what a fun table !

  3. Wow this turned out really cute! I haven't tried the chalkboard paint but I need to. I love the flowers too! Great job! This little table is going to be a pretty important piece one day, having been your dads, then yours, then your kid's! Great job!


  4. How creative..My kids would love this..You did a GREAT job!!

  5. I love the transformation! I have 3 matching end tables to your coffee table! I also LOVE chalkboard paint. I did a post on it here:

    Your blog is great, I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by mine! Dropping by from MMS

  6. Too Cute! I used our old coffee table for my preschool classroom but I didn't think to add a chalkboard surface..I just painted it and retro fit it with a big bin to use for a sensory table. I love that you reused this instead of tossing it!

  7. What a fantastic idea to add chalkboard paint to a table. My son would love this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!!

  8. LOVE this idea!!! I'm your newest follower! Found you from the Homemaker in Heels linky party! :)

  9. FANTASTIC! Lucky little ones who get to draw on a table! :D


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