Scribble Top Table

chalkboard table upcycle

I love any project that involves upcycling furniture. When I was recently given an old table and chair I decided to give them a make-over and turn them into a scribble top table with a chalkboard top for Little Button to get creative on, with a matching chair. She’s now at the age where not everything goes straight into her mouth, so this table is a nice way to introduce drawing.

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For this project you will need:

  • A table and chair in need of love
  • A sander or sandpaper
  • Undercoat and primer
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Bright gloss paint

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Begin by sanding down your chair and table, making sure to wipe away any old paint remnants with a cloth when you’re finished.

Apply the primer and undercoat. I used an all-in-one to save a bit of time.

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Once the undercoat has dried apply two coats of your bright gloss to the legs and side of the table and the chair. When dry, apply the chalkboard paint to the top of the table. This paint dries quickly, but will need a few layers for a nice even finish.

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Finally, I drilled a hole in a plastic cup and attached that to the table leg, to use as a chalk pot.

Now all I need to do is find a few more chairs to upcycle for Little Button’s chums to use. Let the scribbling commence!

For more furniture upcycling ideas see herehere and here!

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