Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chalkboard Table

A while ago, I decided to repaint Keira's little table. A good friend was given the table but already had one so they passed it on to us. I couldn't decide how I wanted to repaint it but I liked the idea of at least making the top a chalkboard. After mentioning it to my mom, who said she had some chalkboard spraypaint, I figured I'd at least get that done.

I didn't take a before pic, but I'm pretty sure you can imagine. I think this is the standard Ikea kids table, but either way, the top was a plain white that had some wear spots from use. I taped off the edges first, then taped on the paper to protect the sides & legs. I did tip it onto its side to spraypaint it and then straightened it back up to dry.

After about 30 minutes, it got a second coat and was left in the sun to dry for a few several hours. Since the directions say to let it sit for 24 hours before use, I put it in our shed overnight (I didn't want to stink up the house, just in case) and the next day, peeled the paper & tape off, and let it sit in the sun a few more hours.

When I brought it in the house, Keira went right for it and asked for chalk. So I gave it to her. She had a ball.

This project is a definite success. Now I just need to get a better eraser.