Child’s Chalkboard Table and Chairs

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture, spray paint | 13 comments

I am not sure who brought “distressed” furniture into vogue?

I AM sure who has kept it in vogue. . .

Every mother on the planet.

When I was a child, “distressed” was ruined.

It meant another project for my dad…

How to Paint a Chalkboard Table

Child's Chalkboard Table and Chairs @ DaisyMaeBelle

Growing up the conversation went like this:

Mother:  “Who put this big scratch in the table?!”

Child: “It wasn’t me.”

Chalkboard Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

Mother:  “Someone had to have done this;

these scratches don’t just happen by themselves.”

Child: “It was probably the dog.”

Chalkboard Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

These conversations will be absent from my house.

Child's Chalkboard Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

My children will not be tempted to make up stories

 of how the dog scratched the table.

Child's Chalkboard Table and Chairs @ DaisyMaeBelle

I am saving dogs all over the world for taking the blame.

Golden Retriever @ DaisyMaeBelle

Seriously, how could something as cute as this

put scratches on furniture!?

Now for the HOW TO’S:

I taped off the legs and spray painted the top with 3 coats of chalkboard paint.

Then I mixed the color Embellishment by Porter

with Webster’s Chalk Powder and I painted the legs and chairs.

I lightly distressed the legs and chairs with medium grit sandpaper

and followed them with Annie Sloan clear wax.

Life to the full!



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  1. such a sweet little set and i love your dog…. like really love. i love goldens!

  2. Very cute set and such a great idea, Melissa! I’ve thought about doing something like this myself for my granddaughter’s little table.

  3. I agree! Distressed furniture will always be in style here! Great project!


  4. Fabulous Melissa! So cute and fresh looking with the contrasting white and black chalkboard… how fun to be a child in your house:)

  5. Looks as fabulous as your fur baby!! – Karen

  6. I think that I’m probably going to be yelled at here, but I’m getting a little tired of the distressed look and the Annie Sloan chalk paints. :-/ WITH THAT SAID, I totally do NOT hate the look of it, I think it’s beautiful and I can totally see how they are kid friendly pieces, but I just am interested to see what the next fad is going to be! Your chairs are beautiful though. It’s a soft distressed look that I don’t see very often.

  7. The child table and chair is adorable. I have a child’s desk that is sitting in my to-do area just waiting for me to make the top into a chalkboard.
    Visiting you from Funky Junk party.

  8. Brilliant idea! Have a new grandson that will love this in a few years.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

  9. This is such a great idea for a table top! I hope you’ll come share it with me today on my linking party at Fidlers Under One Roof!

    Hope to see you there!

  10. It’s darling!!

  11. I have an end table I thought about painting chalk board on the top of. I just painted it a yellow for my guest room. I could always leave a nice little note for guests, which would technically only be my mom and step dad who come for visits, but she would like it.

  12. Melissa,
    I love the idea of a chalkboard table!!!
    Perhaps you could encourage your childern’s “story~telling” to accompany their chalk drawings to keep that line of creativity flowing, instead of blaming the dog!!! Ha!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Visiting from Susan’s!

  13. This is just so darn cute. Thank you for sharing! Sharing at my Facebook page. LOVE!

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