Creative Ideas For The Kids' Table - Chalkboard Paint and Holiday Dressing

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Creative Ideas For Your Kids Table


A couple of years ago I bought a kids table and chair set at a yard sale for $5 with the intention of refinishing it.  It sat in the basement, as good intentions sometimes do, until recently when I pulled it out to sell at my yard sale.

kids table and chairs

I thought, "who's kidding who...I'll never get to that project, I might as well get a few bucks for it."  I just didn't have the motivation to invest the time needed for the job.

As I was rummaging around my basement, I saw the can of black chalkboard paint from my recent "pumpkin project" and noticed the picture of a kid's table on the front of the can.

Suddenly, I was inspired and highly motivated to paint the top of the table with chalkboard paint.

  I immediately went from not wanting to be bothered... to wanting it done yesterday!

refinished kids table

 

I lightly sanded the table and both chairs.

I Spray painted the table and both chairs with primer.

I Wrapped some paper around the bottom (the legs) of the table, and spray painted the top with chalkboard paint...giving it three coats.

I Painted the table legs and the two chairs with latex paint.

 

It came out great!



And...the boys love it!

kids chalkboard top table


 

No time to paint before the holidays....

Here's a fast and easy way to DRESS UP THE KIDS' TABLE

holiday kids table

A king size pillow case is the perfect size to cover these little chairs.

 Use wire ribbon for a decorative bow to hold the cover in place. 

An inexpensive plastic tablecloth cut in half and tied at the legs with matching ribbon completes the transformation.

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Lou:  Thank you!

Brian:  It can be a little messy when they start going wild with the chalk, but they are really enjoying it!  It's an easy clean too.

Anna:  It almost didn't happen at all...if not for the picture on the spray chalkboard paint can.  The color paint I used is something I had from painting walls in my home.  Glad you like it!

Laura:  Thank you!  I love that picture too.  It makes me happy to see them having fun!

 

November 22, 2011 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
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Kathy:  It was easy and I have no doubt that you could have done it just as well.  I love the powder room idea...I'll have to play with that idea a bit.

Peg:  I don't think I could be that organized to have the menu written out in advance.  But, I bet it looks great!

Janet:  Could I "fly to Maui for a while"?  Now that's an offer that's tough to pass by.  I've never been...hope to get there someday.

Lydie:  Keeping them busy before dinner didn't even occur to me, LOL!  It's so obvious too.  Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

Toni:  Thank you!  You should get some chalkboard paint and let your creative juices flow!

November 22, 2011 01:06 PM
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You have the most creative mind!  I love it and thanks so much for sharing these great and creative ideas.  I have an old child's table and chairs - and I'm thinking I will do the same thing for my grandchildren.  What a grand idea!

November 22, 2011 11:50 PM
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Sharon Tara
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Louise:  Thank you!  I hope you will share a picture when you are finished with your table and chairs.

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Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.



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