I started this project over a month ago, before there was snow on the ground. It took a while to finish, but I’m so glad I did! See how I made over our old kid’s table and gave it some farmhouse charm with chalk paint and chalkboard paint.

We’ve had this kid’s table for 2 or 3 years, and it had seen better days. One of the chairs had broken, so we were down to three, and the top was scratched and stained with paint, stickers, and crayon.

old kid's table before chalk paint makeover

I decided to give it a quick makeover with some paint, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I used this Rustoleum Chalked spray paint in Serenity Blue for the base and chairs, and this Rustoleum Chalkboard spray paint for the top. I also used this Rustoleum Chalked protective top coat over the base and chairs. Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  Read my full disclosure here.

The reason it took me so long to finish this project is because I didn’t wait the proper amount of time before putting on the top coat. Take my advice, and READ AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. I didn’t really pay attention, apparently, when I read them, because when I sprayed the top coat my beautiful, smooth chalky finish cracked and bubbled. Ugh. I sanded it down and recoated it, but if you look carefully you can still see it a little. Oh well. Life’s not perfect, people!

Chalkboard kid's table DIY

I also repurposed this little caddy I had for chalk and crayons. I still have two empty spots for other art supplies too! 

The color is a little more blue than it seems in these pictures, for some reason it looks more white. The color is really a pretty light-minty turquoise color. 

Here is a shot from Thanksgiving morning of where I decided to put the table. That corner of the living room used to have toy cubbies, but I’m trying to move most of the toys upstairs to the kid’s room and just keep a few things down here. I’m hoping having this table in here with eliminate the amount of legos and puzzles that usually accumulate on my living room floor. Fingers crossed!

Sweet Maple Lane

What do you think? I’m super happy with how it came out, even though it’s not perfect. I’m loving the farmhouse vibe from the chalk paint with the black top, and my kids are loving their new creative space!

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Farmhouse style chalkboard kid's table DIY


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