Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chalk Table

We’ve had this little Ikea table in our playroom forever…


…(picture it in light yellow). Except it wasn’t getting much use in there. I bought it as a possible Lego or block building table, but the floor is way better  for that. So is the living room coffee table. Of course.

Well, it needed to be re-vamped with a new purpose and life. I gave it a couple of coats of primer and then high gloss white spray paint. Taped off the edges with my painters tape and used my chalkboard spray paint….and ta-da! A new chalk table is born. I pictured this in my son’s room, so we’ll see if it makes it in there or moves back down to the playroom.


Don’t forget to cure your table before you use it!IMGP1627


Even I had fun playing on it! Then the kids discovered it….


….and are still playing with it now.


  1. Very cute Megan! I love it! The contrast of black and white is awesome!

  2. I love it, I have a small table and chair set I didn't know what to do with...thanks for the idea.

  3. What a lovely turn around! I bet it gets a lot more use now since kids love to draw on stuff ;)
    Jessica @

  4. So cute - I love chalk paint!!!

  5. Fun table! Who doesn't like chalk??
    I would love if you came by to link this up to my party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. Never thought to do this. My daughter has one of these tables. She would love the change but not sure how I will cope with all the chalk dust.

  7. It's so cute! I'll have to make one for Thomas!
    Blessings! Linda @ Grandmalay's Daydreams

  8. What a great update! Love it, Meg!
    xo Becca

  9. Super cute re-do! I'll bet your kids have a great time with it.

  10. What a wonderful idea- I need to make one of these for my kiddos asap! :)

  11. What a wonderful idea! FUN and creative- I need to make one of these for my kiddos asap! :)


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