Create a Chalkboard Table

Chalkboard Coffee Table
I am not sure who invented chalkboard paint for the everyday do-it-yourself’er, but I’d like to give that person a hug.  Chalkboard paint is a fun and creative medium that gives great play value in return.  I have used it to paint a road on the wall in the kids’ clubhouse, a large chalkboard in their little play room and even over canvas to create a framed chalkboard for parties.  The possibilities abound!


My most recent project involved a coffee table that has seen me through college, single life and married-with-no-furniture life.  Then, for nearly five years it resided in our basement.  We recently gave it to someone, but it just made its way back to our home (you know who you are).  I wasn’t too excited about it until realized I could do something fun with it.  And that was when it became no ordinary coffee table.


I gave it a couple coats of white spray paint to start.  Then, I painted the legs yellow.




With my Silhouette Cameo, I cut vinyl letters and put them on the top of the table.
How I love that machine!
Then I painted the top with two coats of Chalk Board Paint.


I carefully peeled off the letters and we were done!




This makes a great table to design the tallest lego building or leave a message for your kiddos.



And of course, you can spend an afternoon creating the latest masterpiece.


What are some of your favorite chalkboard paint projects?

Linked up with:  Somewhat Simple, I Can Teach My Child, Cheerios & Lattes, Tutus & Tea Parties, The Better Mom, An Original Belle, We Are That Family, Shabby Creek Cottage, Craftionary


  1. Great idea. I’ll pass this on to some of my friends with younger children. Love the uses for this table,

  2. That turned out absolutely adorable! Love, love, love!

  3. What a great idea – it turned out so well! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party!

  4. This is such a great idea and really gets kids using their muscles in a different way if they are standing. I love how you can leave messages for the kids as well. Just pinned!

  5. Such a great idea! I love using chalkboard paint, but never thought to do it quite like this!