Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chalkboard table

chalkboard table
 I haven't done a thrifted projected makeover in quite some time. In fact, just going into the thrift store was weird. I know, my blog is 'thrifty' and chic, but that doesn't mean everything has to be thrifted :) I went into the scratch and dent section of the thrift shop...yes, scratch and dent area, who knew? I guess it's more like the cast offs of the cast offs. Well, this table was sitting there and it reminded me of the tables that all the rage right now and go for hundreds of dollars only a little simpler....and well, ugly lol. Instead of a hundred dollars,  I got this one for $5 :)
 It obviously wasn't the prettiest thing and the hubs wasn't so excited about me getting it. The brass was...well....brassy :) and the glass top had the beautiful 80's etching in it. I was thinking about making a new top for it and using the glass as a template, then I thought more about it... and well, chalkboard seemed to be the perfect solution. All I had to do was spraypaint some on. Easy peasy.
chalkboard table
 So, I spraypainted the glass with some chalkboard paint and sprayed the bottom with some white paint....so much better than brass and glass :) Although I was thankful for the glass cuz it works great with chalkboard paint.

Now with any new chalkboard surface, you want  to 'season' it. If you don't season it first, you'll get 'ghost' lines from your first drawing that usually won't disappear no matter how much you try to erase it. So 'seasoning' it usually prevents this. Just run a piece of chalk lengthwise on it, then erase. Now it's seasoned.
chalkboard table
 I love the idea of having the chalkboard for a table. You can draw anything and have so much fun with it. Here I drew on a coaster. Yeah. I know. It doesn't really act like a coaster, but it's still fun :)
chalkboard table
 The best thing about this? Is changing it up whenever I want. If I had painted something, it would be like that forever...or until I repainted. Now I can change it whenever. Plus it's fun for friends and kids to draw on when they are over :) or I guess eventually for my little babe to draw on. I'm loving the chalkboard art going around right now, so here's my take with the word 'laugh'. You can also find the tutorial on the mason jars here.
chalkboard table
I really liked the crate that was here before (click here for tutorial), it was just a little 'wintery'. I'm done with winter and cold weather. I needed something a little lighter to get rid of the reminiscents of coldness.  I'm going to make warmer weather come here if I have too :)

diy crate
 Plus, it's always good to have another place to be able to set drinks on :) This of course was the perfect place, so out went the crate and in went the fun little chalkboard table.
chalkboard table
Now to get started on a few more projects I have had building up since the little babe was born. Goodness, I didn't realize how hard it would be to get things done now with her here lol :) My list is like 20 things long. I guess you'll know if I got to any of them or not depending on the frequency of my upcoming blog posts :) Although, I did find out one thing that has help so tremendously and at least now I can type with two hands instead of one hand....a wrap! It's like a moby wrap but totally hand made and it has made the biggest world of difference. She falls asleep in it the moment she's in it (knock on wood to not jinx this lol) which is a really good thing cuz she hardly sleeps during the day. But no sleep during the day means a lot of sleep at night....sooo....well, I guess I can't complain too much lol.


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13 comments:

  1. What a awesome makeover! I would of never thought of doing that! I love it! HAve a great day!
    brooke

    onprairiehill.blogspot.com

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  2. Awesome! I've wanted to do something with chalkboard paint for a while now...recently though I read in a home design magazine that they hope the chalkboard trend fades away this year. So now I don't know...

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  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing and am pinning....have a fabulous day! ~Cindy, littlemisscelebration.com

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  4. I love your table! What a great idea! I would like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at www.houseontheway.com. Hope you can stop by!
    Leslie

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  5. I would never have known it was the same table. Kicking myself for all the ugly brass tables I've passed up at Goodwill! I love how this project turned out. And... don't worry about that list! Enjoy your baby!!! They grow up SO fast.

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  6. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. I'll now be on the lookout for a little glass-top table at thrift stores.

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  7. Really cute table. Chalk board paint is the best!!

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  8. So cute! I just made my first craft out of chalkboard paint! it's so fun!

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  9. I love this! The shape of that table is so on point with the geometric trends going on right now. Such a great find!

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  10. This is awesome, I’m going to do this with DrawitPainT's Blackboard paint. Less dust and whiteboard markers smell pretty. Oh and you don’t get the nails on a chalkboard screech.

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  11. Would the chalk board paint hold up outside? I was considering it for a patio table.

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  12. This is so amazing i love it. And thanks for the chalk hint.

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  13. This is so amazing i love it. And thanks for the chalk hint.

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