Tuesday

children's chalkboard craft table

I found these great, solid wood chairs at a Goodwill when we were visiting Charleston a few months ago.  They were only $5 too, so it was a no brainer.  Then I stumbled upon this small coffee table at a local Goodwill which ended up being around $5 too.  I knew it would be a perfect little set to create a craft table for my daughter.  



I used Rustoleum Universal Advance Spraypaint in white, since I've heard lots of great things about this spraypaint.  I have to say I was really pleased with the results.  It gave great coverage, dried pretty quickly, and had a nice smooth finish.



I painted the inset portion of the top with chalkboard paint.  



Just for fun I layered a small sisal rug with a cowhide remnant I had in my stash.



The octopus is just a vinyl decal I made using my silohuette.


 

I wanted a place to display her works of art (once she learns to stop eating the crayons, chalk, etc.).  I was planning on buying the IKEA DIGNITET curtain wire to use for hanging her pictures (and I still might eventually do that), but decided to try to use what I have for now.  I found this old fireplace screen on the curb a while ago and thought it would be good for something.  I took off the two side pieces, gave it a fresh coat of paint, then just screwed in some mounting hardware and hung it on the wall.  Because the screen is metal, it's magnetic and provides a great place to display her little works of art.  If you found a screen that wasn't magnetic, you could always just paint it with magnetic paint.




    

12 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, that is too. darn. cute! The octupuses on the chairs are so sweet, and that's sheer brilliance with the fireplace screen. Well done!

My name is Rita said...

WOW! What an amazing transformation! I love those little chairs, and what a great idea for a coffee table. Fun for the kids. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-2.html

The How-To Gal said...

Is that cute little piggie crayon holder a thrift store score, too? I love it!!

Andrea said...

That is really adorable! Such great pieces transformed.

Shannon said...

So so cute! That little cowhide rug is precious, too!

Mrs. DeVore said...

Thank you! "The How-to Gal, it is a thrifted find, only $0.99 and I fell in love with it!

pam {simple details} said...

What a fun and stylish little spot, very creative! Love your sisal rug and layered cow hide! :)

Ninah said...

So cute!!! What kind of chalkboard paint do you use?

Julia Konya said...

This is so sweet and pretty! The scale of the furniture and rugs are perfect.And I love the fireplace screen.
And those little octopuses are so cute.

Christina Kelly said...
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Christina Kelly said...

This is just wonderful! Your creativity continues to blow me away. (the fireplace screen turned magnetic art frame is just terrific) I love the way the chairs and chalk board table turned out and those little octopus stencils are so cute! I also couldn't help but notice the old child books you had on the table..I have the same ones. They were mine when I was young and my mom gave them to my son when he was born. Once again, such an adorable transformation!!!

Ashley Eiban said...

Love this! What a great job! :)

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