This month it’s just two of us. My awesome friend Michelle at Michelle James Designs is linking up with me. Our theme this month is chalkboard paint, and believe it or not…it was a real challenge for me!
Hello Everyone, just a quick project and welcome to another furniture refresh challenge!
For the life of me, I didn’t know what I was going to do. I have had so many furniture updates lately and some recent changes in our home, that my head just wasn’t in the creative chalkboard way of thinking.
Then I saw this table by our front door that the kids have been using to have bake sales and sell lemonade on.
That’s when the light bulb in my brain finally came on.
So I drug it to the backyard and sprayed the top with Krylon’s Chalkboard paint.
At first I painted the legs blue. I really didn’t like it.
I thought about painting it yellow…like a lemonade stand yellow. That would be cute, but I decided to make it more versatile instead.
So I painted it with some General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint I had leftover from another project.
I made it somewhat rustic and crude by distressing and deciding not to bother taping off around the top to make a perfect frame around the board.
I like the way it turned out!
I used sidewalk chalk to write 4 Sale on it. This type of chalk works best with the spray chalkboard paint for some reason. Regular chalk doesn’t want to write on it.
If you want to make a chalkboard for domestic chalks, use the kind you brush on, it is far more user friendly in my experience.
Now the children can play games as they wait for customers, or write any sort of messages for sale on their little table.
It’s perfectly compact for their purposes.
This project was a lot of fun because it was so worry free!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now go check out Michelle’s refresh, she always comes up with the most creative designs.
Here is her before picture, and trust me, this is one refresh you won’t want to miss!!