Kids Chalkboard Table

Kids Chalkboard TableReal talk: Apparently, there is a phenomenon where a sweet innocent child is suddenly taken over by some VERY dark, destructive, terrifying force causing total chaos and forcing parent’s to seriously consider checking themselves into a psychiatric facility, only to have their sweet, innocent child reappear and have peace restored…approximately one year later. I’m talking about “Terrible Twos”, people. And, I’m still waiting for my kid to come back.

In the meantime, I’m just trying to keep her preoccupied and prevent as much destruction as possible.

Now, I know, this kids chalkboard table idea may just blow up in my face. It can go one of two ways; either I’m deterring my 2 year old from coloring on everything in the house because she has special things to color on OR I’m encouraging her to color on everything in the house by giving her unconventional coloring surfaces and condoning their use. Only time will tell and I’m all about livin’ on the edge, so here goes… 😉
First, this.
It was pretty dirty, so I took all the wire off and sprayed it down….and humanely removed all inhabitants.
(No wasps were harmed in the making of this table.)
While I waited for the spool to dry I got started on the table top.
I already had this piece of particle board that just happened to be the perfect size. I had intended to make a large wall clock out of it, but never did.
I used this Rustoleum chalkboard paint and applied it using a small foam roller.
I used 3 coats.
I set the top aside to dry and went back to work on the spool. I really liked the weathered look and color of the spool so I decided against painting or staining it. I just used a clear, satin finish,spray polyurethane that I found for about $6.
Once the chalkboard paint and polyurethane were both dry, I glued the top to the spool using Liquid Nails. I love this stuff. It’s tough. And since this table is for the aforementioned highly destructive two year old, it’s perfect.
After the glue was dry, the last thing to do was prep the chalkboard surface for use. To do this I just coated the entire surface with chalk and then wiped it off.
And that’s that! The cute chair was given to me by a friend and goes perfect with this table!
Here she is, plotting, scheming, just waiting to strike when I’m least expecting it! 😉
Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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  • Anonymous September 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Love this!!

  • Anonymous September 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Love the chalkboard table; and the little one sitting there!

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