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A while back as we were driving through the old downtown area of our town, we passed a yard sale with lots of old furniture. I hollered (yes, literally) at my husband, "Oh my gosh, we have to stop!" Being the nice guy he is, he dropped me off and parked the car. I spent $25 and got two pieces of furniture to make over, an old piano lid (planning to make a shelf out of it), a vintage electric fan (it's sooo petite and cute!), and an adorable Gap dress for my sweet little niece...all for 25 bucks people! I was so proud of my bargains! LOL
Here is one of the pieces I found...
The top was a mess. The whole table had thick, chippy varnish on it so it took a lot of sanding to get to bare wood.
I immediately knew what I was going to do with it. It was begging to be a chalk art table with its low height and the little drawer for storage. I opted for the same blue I used on the vintage shelf I did last month. I didn't want it to be gender specific so I thought the Valspar Flood Tide that I had on hand would work well for a little boy or a little girl AND would not clash with a mama's decor (see...I'm keeping the mamas in mind...no ugly plastic kid furniture!) I used 3 coats of Valspar chalk board paint on the top. It was my first experience with it and it is awesome!
My daughter couldn't wait to get to draw on it and even added the name of my antique business/Etsy shop (nothing on Etsy yet...hopefully soon!)
Cuteness! The drawer will be perfect for storing coloring books, crayons, and chalk (of course!).
That's it for today! What do you think? I want to do one of these for my niece when she is old enough to not eat the chalk.
Have you done any chalk paint projects? I would love to hear about them!
I'm partyin' here...
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