Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chalk it up

A while back, I decided to make a little craft table for my kiddos. I purchased an inexpensive wooden table and chair set from Micheals. After I assembled it, I painted the chairs and the bottom of the table with colors that I had left over from painting the kids' rooms. For the top of the table, I decided to use chalk board paint in the middle and then add a border using alphabet decals. I looked FOREVER for the decals, because I wanted each letter to have something that started with that letter included (for instance, I wanted the letter 'A' to also have an apple or alligator with it). I was able to find the decals on clearance at Lillian Vernon, and they were exactly what I had wanted. That made me super happy:) I also included my kid's names on their chairs with some stickers and then polyurethaned everything - well, except the chalkboard part. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out, and my kids use it all the time!

I still have some chalkboard paint left over and wanted to find some other fun things to use it for, so . . .

I found some really great ideas at Two Hearts Together. And, I REALLY LOVE the flower pots done at Bedzine! I can't wait to make these, because I love growing herbs in my kitchen and have tons of little pots! Check out these cuties!

I'm sure you've seen these adorable coasters from Me and My Bucket! I think I will try to tackle them too, just because they are too darn cute not to!

I also love the idea of using Chalkboard contact paper (I found it for only $6.99 a roll at Resources for Reading) to make wall decals! Check out this cute idea from Little Birdie Secrets!

And, did you know they make Chalkboard Cloth???? It's about $12/yd. Wouldn't it be cute to make a purse and add a little of this fabric on a front pocket? Then you could keep your to-do list very close to you all day long! Oh my gosh, my brain is now in overdrive . . . I love it:)

Oh, and PS, you know Martha has some great chalkboard paint uses, and she takes it a step further and teaches you how to make chalkboard paint in different colors!

Today I'm linked up to:

Life in the Pitts


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the table!!! Thanks for joining me for my first party and for mentioning my coasters on your FABULOUS blog!!


  2. Thank you! I'm a big fan of your blog, thanks for hosting the party!

  3. I took my kitchen table and converted it into a chalk table for the girls' room when I got a new one. It's their favorite thing, EVER! Thanks for posting these pictures.. I never got around to posting mine lol.


  4. Thank you for sharing!!! I love your table. I could just die over the flower pots too!! What a great gift idea!!

    Chalkboard cloth?? I'm dying to see what you come up with!!

  5. This is such a good idea. I can just picture little kids scribbling away on it. And who knew there was chalkboard cloth??

    Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.