Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kids Chalkboard Table


Back in January we found these cute little chairs (among other things) at Goodwill. 002

As you may have noticed Maddie was particularly excited about her new pink bean bag.

I had been on the hunt for a small table to go with the little chairs for a few weeks when I came across this guy at GW for $9.99. It was in pretty good shape other than the top where some little rascal had drawn all over it with a permanent marker. It was pretty easy to sand off as you can tell from the picture below.

I had some left over chalkboard paint from a project I did, so I decided to make a chalkboard table for the kids to draw on. (No time out for drawing on this table!)


My kiddos love this table and I have to admit….I enjoy doing a little artwork on it myself. :)

For a while we had a the little bucket filled with colored chalk but quickly found that the colored chalk does not like to come out of the carpets. So for now we are just using the white chalk.

I also used the chalkboard paint to make little labels on these herb pots I found at Lowes. They were only $1.48 a piece and they came with the pot, seeds, and dirt. What a deal!

I got one of each.

I sketched out the area I wanted the chalkboard labels and then painted them in using my pencil lines as a guide. I gave then a couple coats of paint and after they dried wrote the names of the herbs on each one.

Now if I can only keep them alive…..

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  1. I love the Chalkboard table! Those chairs are great too, I love the colors!
    I was thinking about painting some flower pots with chalk board paint, your's turned out awesome!

  2. The chalkboard tabletop is awesome! I love the herb pots too... mine always end up dying, but maybe if I use cute labels like that they'll have a better chance!

  3. Love the chalkboard table! We have a table that size. I'd love to go at it with the chalkboard paint after seeing this... But it was a gift from the grandparents. I don't know if they'd be down with me hacking their gift! Ack!

  4. Love the chalkboard table-we have an old school chalkboard desk. I really like those chairs too! Fun!

  5. Love the table!!

    Good luck with the herbs. The chives I planted are there is hope! :)

  6. I'm LOVING this! My daughter is only one, but I can't wait to make this for her! Loving the herb pots too! Thanks for linking up!

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  7. What great GW finds! It's one of my favorite thrifts. Now I just wish I could find some of these... Thanks for the inspiration! I'm happy to be a new follower. :)

  8. So the table and the pots! What a great idea! Now I am on the lookout for a table to do just them same for my little guy!

  9. What a great idea, makes perfect sense to have chalkboard on a kids table, so fun! The chairs are darling, I love the bright colors!

    PS found you on Blue Cricket Show and Tell!

  10. Hi Angie! Thanks for being my 200th!! Yeah!

    I love this cute chalkboard table! Great idea

    Following back :)

    Have a beautiful day,

    fancy frugal life

  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just bought at Goodwill today a little round table for my grands playroom and was trying to decide what color to paint it and whatnot! Going with the chalk board paint! Love the herb pots too! Your so cleaver! I'm your newest follower! Would love it if you gave me a visit!

  12. What a great idea. I think maybe this Nanna needs one of those for the little "Grands" when they come to visit.

  13. That table turned out so cute!! It will provide so much fun! Thanks for linking! :)

  14. I love the chalkboard idea. Kids always want to draw on everything! Plus, when your kids are teenagers they will be fully qualified for a job at Macaroni Grill!

  15. Love this! It would be great for my weekly Upcycled Crafting Party. I would love it if you would link up.

  16. Thanks for stopping by my little blog and saying Hi!
    Your table is darling. What a great idea! Just love chalkboard paint!
    Dana @ D'Lea Designs

  17. "No time out for drawing on this table"...LOVE!

    What an amazing upcycle. I hope the chalkboard paint trend is here to stay.

    I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...

  18. the pot idea is tooo adorable! and an easy change-up when you replant. i've been tossing around a chalkboard table idea for a while now...think i'm going to go for it! also just visited your site for the first time. you've got a follower in me!

  19. What a unique idea. Very creative and so cute. I love it and I'm willing to bet all the kiddos will too! Great job!!! New follower here! I would love to post this project on my blog.

  20. This is a fantastic idea, I'd love a table like this, let alone the kiddies!

    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Looks GREAT!! I LOVE chalkboard paint!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  22. LOVE the table and LOVE your blog! saw you on shabby chic cottage.

    your new follower!

  23. Those pots are so cute. I'm going to my Lowes to see if they have them!

  24. great idea! I love chalkboard paint!

  25. These are adorable! I'll definitely have to see if our Lowes has these. Stopping by from TT&J :)

  26. Cute way to dress up those pots. I'm definitely going to have to get chalkboard paint and check Lowes for those herbs!

  27. Love the table & pots!! Too cute! I just did my very first chalkboard project!


  28. Oh I made some of these with teracotta pots but I really like the colored ones you have here!

  29. Cute kid's table and pots. Thanks for joining WUW.

  30. The kid's chalkboard table is the cutest thing ever! What a great idea! I wish I had a window sill or ledge in my kitchen to grow herbs. Cooking with fresh herbs always makes me feel 'chefy'- which I am not!!

  31. I was just at Lowe's last night - wish I had looked for these pots! They are so adorable and I love the addition of chalkboard paint.

  32. love your chalkboard table! so cute.. you can check out mine here oo