Monday, 2 April 2012

Pinaddicts Pinterest Challenge- Chalkboard Table

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This month I FINALLY got around to buying some chalkboard paint, I have been wanting to get some for ages, Pinterest just made me want to buy it some more as I keep seeing cool ideas. 

As much as I' like a chalkboard painted wall in my house I don't think my partner would be too happy with me actually doing it. And I didn't get around to finding a nice frame to paint either...however I did remember I had a cheap Ikea Lack table in the garage that we had bought for about £2 in one of their sales. 

So I turned this coffee table into a chalkboard table for Alex. 



1. You need a table, chalkboard paint & a brush. 
2. Paint 2 coats. 
3. Use a chalk on it's side & cover the surface. 
4. Have some fun!
I know pass me the sick bucket, but it made my partner smile after a day of working 2 jobs!

And Alex loved it...
Although next time I think I may take it outside to save all the chalk dust all over the carpet!

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  1. Cool idea, I was thinking of doing something similar with the kids drawing table! Gotta get on and do it now!

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    1. It's great I think I am going to be finding all sorts of things to use the paint on now, I used barely any of it! If you need to buy the paint the tin I got was only 3.50 in Wilkinsons, bargain!

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  2. Love the chalk board coffee table. Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up. x

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for hosting this month.

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  3. Brilliant idea to use a Lack table, who doesn't have a lack table anyway?! Your boy looks like he is loving it. Someone needs to make dust free chalks - somehow! Thanks for joining in with #pinaddicts again x

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    1. Haha, yeah I am sure most households have one! He's been playing with it all day, if I'd have known how quiet it would keep him I would have done it months ago!

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  4. I have one of those tables and I have chalkboard paint! Great idea! I too like the idea of a chalkboard wall but little one has only just stopped crayoning the walls as it is without me confusing the issue....

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    1. Sounds like you have your next project ready then! Yeah I could see how that could get a bit confusing, and potentially a big problem around the house!

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  5. aaah what a great idea!!! I bet Alex loved it. (And James too :))

    Kerry x

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    1. Alex hasn't stopped playing with it! I still haven't moved it outside though so the carpet has seen better days...opps! Haha yeah after a 16 hour day a work it put a smile on James' face! x

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  6. We did this to our old Ikea coffee table too!

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  7. What a great idea! This would be good for drawing roads/train tracks on for toy cars and trains. We have one of these tables too, perhaps it's time for a makeover!

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    1. Yes it is great for that too! Would definitely recommend if it's something you think the kids will enjoy :)

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