Today I have a fun project to show you! My old place of employment (pre-baby), McFarland Clinic was getting rid of their big clunky cube-like-end-table-things that have magazines on them in the waiting rooms, and upgrading to something… well, I don’t know what they’re upgrading to. But they were so over these things…
My friend Dana swiped them for us before they got tossed. My first and only thought was to paint them white and put big black dots on them so they look like a pair of dice. (LOL #dying) Luckily, Nick had a brighter idea. As usual, we sanded them down to get them ready for primer.
Then, we slapped on a vinyl that we ALSO acquired from Dana (!!)… (you can purchase her vinyls here)
And proceeded to paint with CHALKBOARD PAINT! We used this chalkboard paint with our paint gun. But you could also use this spray paint version of the same chalkboard paint if you don’t want to hassle with a paint gun!
UPDATE… you can now buy CLEAR chalkboard paint (here) that you can paint over any color paint (like a sealant), or even over raw wood! Sooooo awesome! I have so many ideas swimming in my head now! 😉
Then, you guessed it, we peeled off the vinyl so that the white paint showed through, like so…
We used the same techniques from our Children’s Profile Plaque Tutorial. If you decided to give this vinyl/painting business a try, be sure to follow our step-by-step instructions. Each step REALLY does matter!
Since we used chalkboard paint, we chose not to poly/seal these pieces… cause otherwise they couldn’t be used as a chalkboard!
We love that these two pieces can be placed together and used as a coffee table, or separately as end tables or night stands!
They went from being so clunky and bulky, to being so chic and modern! Nick has the best ideas!
Remember… unlike most furniture transformations, you DON’T want to seal this with anything since it’s chalkboard paint. You don’t want to compromise that chalk-friendly finish!
Is anyone garage-saling today? The girls and I are thinkin’ of hitting some up later this afternoon… wish us luck!! And HAPPY WEEKEND!
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