Dining table redo

Hi all!!

I found this pretty damaged table and I thought I could do something with it. Have I told you I need to redo almost everything that falls into my hands? First I sawed the legs because I wanted it to be kind of a coffee table. As this happened at my beginnings of redoing furniture I thought it would look good with a nice transfer on it, so I ripped it off, and then painted it white.

How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table    How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table    |     Stripping

I found a cute image, enlarged it with Photoshop and transferred it. When it was done I sealed it with varnish and the table was on our living room for some time. The thing is that we have a quite long couch, so the table looked pretty “poor” in front of it but it was going to stay there until I found something I liked.

How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table

Nevertheless, it was my girls the ones really in love with that table; it was always full of crayons, papers, Legos and whatever they could find on their way. I am sure it was the right size for them, not so short as the standard you can find on shops, and wider… That made me think that the table needed to be for kids and had as many uses it could, so I decided to apply black handmade chalkboard paint on the top, and gray handmade chalk paint  on the legs. Bingo!! All kids love that table.

How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table

How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table

How to transform a dining table into a chalkboard table | Via www.sweethings.net

What do you think? Do you like it too?


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    • Pili says:

      Thank you Mary! Our house is full of chalkboards, we love to doodle from time to time and no need to share if we decide to do it at the same moment. I found another table for the living room but for the moment I’ll leave it alone 😉 Too many other interesting things to do!

  1. Shirley Wood says:

    What a fun redo project, twice! I’m sure the girls love having the chalk board table now! I like it too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party.

    • Pili says:

      Hi Shirley! I even love that table, it was really fun indeed. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be at the party again next week!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Brianna! It has 3 coats of handmade chalk paint just in case, and by now it is holding up great. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Shanice says:

    Awesome post! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launched today and will continue every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 5 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday night 😀 Hope you can party with us!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Shanice! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your invitation :-). I’m a new blogger and would love to connect to other bloggers so I’ll be there. Have a great long weekend!

  3. Audra @ Renewed Projects says:

    Its cute. My kids have a kid sized table similar to this but with Dora on it. Was thinking of going the chalkboard table route, too, so its nice to see what it would look like if I did. Bet your girls love it!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Audra! Don’t be afraid of getting rid of Dora, you kids will love having a chalkboard table, it’s cool! You’ll see how they take their friend into the room to try it
      Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. Lissette says:

    What kid doesn’t love to be able to write on a table!? I know my 2 year old does, thankfully with easy clean crayons, but I may have to considering painting his table in black chalkboard paint now! Thanks for sharing this great idea! #FridayFunday <3

  5. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    What a great idea, I love the way it looks and imagine the girls use it all the time. What’s more fun than being allowed to write on the furniture!!!

    And I’m sure this made them feel really special. A spot of their very own. You are a great Mom, Pili!

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