Kid’s Table Makeover (with chalkboard paint!)

kids table makeover

We were given a cute little kid’s table and 2 chairs from a family friend as a “hand-me-down” a few weeks ago.  The table was very charming, but the paint was pretty warn.  The table itself was in excellent condition, so I decided it was a perfect candidate for a… MAKEOVER! 

I started by sanding everything down to prep it for the paint.  I also removed the backs of the chairs for an easier sanding and paint job.

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I did most of the sanding outside (so I didn’t have to clean up the dust in my house!)

I picked up Chalkboard Paint and also Chalk Paint (actually, it was called “Chalky Finish” Paint, ha!) at Mendards.  Here are the 2 types of paint I used:

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Once the table and chairs were all sanded down, they were ready to be painted!

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I used a small roller for the top of the table (the only place I used chalkboard paint).  For everything else, I used a brush.

Note: Chalk Paint is very different from ChalkBOARD paint.  Chalk paint gives a matte finish and is great to use because it adheres very well to surfaces with very little sanding!  Chalkboard paint will make your surface into a chalkboard 🙂

I painted the table top with Chalkboard Paint, and painted the legs of the table and both chairs with the white Chalk Paint.

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Much better, right?!

My daughter can’t believe she is allowed to write on the table!

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Chalkboard paint is so fun!  It wipes clean with a wet paper towel, so you can start drawing all over again!

This was such a quick and easy DIY, plus the kids love it!  If you’re considering tackling a project with chalkboard paint, I would definitely recommend going for it.  You won’t regret it!

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