DIY Chalkboard Table

Our friend Jessica, mama of two adorable twin boys, was nice enough to share with us a recent project she undertook: her DIY Chalkboard Table.

She wanted a solid wood table for her boys to use. She knew she wanted something durable that would last years to come, but she didn’t need to spend a fortune to get it. So, she searched Craigslist and found this beauty: a Pottery Barn kids set for only $70!

The tabletop had definitely been well-loved, so Jessica whipped out her handheld sander to sand off the glue, glitter and tape. Then, she went to work on the rest of the table.

She used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Provence to paint the chairs and legs of the table… such a fun and playful color!

After the first coat was dry, she went ahead and painted a second coat. When the two coats were dry, she decided to wax them.

This step is optional, but wax definitely protects them from greasy toddler hands and gives the pieces a nice, smooth finish that isn’t rough to the touch. Jessica just used a clear wax from Annie Sloan that gave them a smooth, matte look.

The final step was to paint the tabletop with a black chalkboard paint she found at Home Depot. Sounds easy enough, right!?

Don’t say you don’t have time for a project like this— Jessica was able to do it all while watching her twin boys… one even hung out in the carrier on her back throughout the entire project. Now that’s multi-tasking!

Thanks so much for sharing your project with us, Jessica!

5 Responses to DIY Chalkboard Table

  1. LOVE this! Looks so awesome.

  2. Great job Jess! This is such a fun project!

  3. I love chakboard paint!
    Visiting from the {UBC}!

  4. Super cute. Do you know what kind of wax she used?

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