Please, Write on the Table!

Please, Write on the Table!

Yes, you read that right!  I want my kids to write on this table.  We just painted a chalkboard table for the boys’ playroom.

After (Chalk Board Table)

It was a great find from my friend’s yard sale – heavy and oak with great chunky turned legs and the fantastic price of $5. Thanks so much, Sara, for the great find and deal!  I’m sorry I don’t have a proper before picture.  We were just so excited to get to work on it since it has been sitting in the playroom like this for quite some time:


There were some scratches on the top which happened when we transported it so I had to sand them out with my new toy – a palm sander.  Since we were doing a chalk board top I wanted a very smooth surface.

Conor and I have both been missing John since he started school.  I thought it would be fun to work together on this project.    He was so excited to paint with ‘real’ chalk paint on furniture (I usually set up water colors / washable acrylics on paper while I paint furniture):
The youngest ASCP fan!

So Conor is starting early with chalk paint!  I gave him a little chip brush and he was so careful with the paint and his strokes.  He couldn’t wait for his big brother to see what he did.

We did two coats of ASPC in Antibes Green to go with the apple green and white walls in their playroom.  Then I had some leftover Valspar chalk board paint from the black board we made John for his 3rd birthday:

Valspar Chalkboard Paint

I debated using ASCP in Napoleonic Blue (three coats with no wax gives you a chalk board) but thought the black would be better.

And here it is in the playroom:

The boys had so much fun drawing

Conor’s ducks

and drawing

John’s creature

and drawing.

John’s stars and stripes

I love that I’ve given them another creative opportunity in their playroom and I also love that my 3 year old was such a huge part of this project.

Great artists at work!

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  1. Wow, what talent your son has. Looks like the boys will make many fun memories with this table!

  2. Such a fabulous makeover Danielle, but your cute little helpers steal the show! :)

  3. I love this! Such a great idea!

  4. LOVE this! Pinning this for my baby girl’s future room. :)
    Now following from the Marvelous Mondays party.

  5. Fantastic! I love the green and the black together; a perfect contrast! And the boys seem to absolutely love it! Yay for fun and distracting projects with toddler assists!!

  6. Love this table Danielle, and especially the green with the chalkboard paint. What a great idea and how cute to see John painting. Are you hoping to create a family decorating firm ? !!

  7. Sorry, I meant Conor. Please don’t tell him !!

  8. so cute that conor helped you! what a fantastic idea for kids.

  9. So great~love how that table came out! I was in Scituate on Oaken Bucket Road the other night for a dinner party~love driving through your lovely town~

  10. My kiddo looooooves chalk! He’s been playing with sidewalk chalk since he could kinda walk. What an excellent idea! LOVE this!


  11. What a great table for your boy’s playroom, Danielle! How nice that your son was a great help, and both of them are fabulous artists.

  12. This is an adorable idea! Every home with children should have one!

  13. This makes me smile, oh how I wish my parents had asked me to write on the table – no way! It’s amazing how times have changed, and how great your children can be creative without any repercussions. He looks like he is having a really great time. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  14. Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  15. Wonderful idea! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a small table to do.

  16. I really see how much fun this is for your kids! Love that green color with the black board. I just love this table. I am going to have to tell my niece for her two young girls!

  17. No way! Your kids are so lucky!
    What a brilliant idea….

  18. I love the green. What a find for $5!

  19. That is the perfect table for a chalkboard table for kids! He did such a great job paint :) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

  20. What a beautiful table . I think the colour is perfect and it looks like it will now be a spot to have lots of fun. Chalkboard paint is just fantastic!

  21. Good morning, dear! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this fun DIY project on my A Little Sunday Potluck post this morning. :) Please click the link to check out the post and grab your Featured button if you feel so inclined…

  22. This is so cute. I am going to pin it directly from your blog!! Super cute idea!

  23. So smart! I’m starting to plan a play room and this is PERFECT!

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