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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Table for the Grandkids

We are heading off to Seattle this next weekend to see three of our sweet grandkids. Probably won't get to see them for Christmas so we are packing up Christmas to take with us. The biggest gift will be this sweet table I redid for the kiddos. I found it on the side of the road, my one and only freebie. I painted it antique white with a chalkboard top. Used DIY chalkboard paint and it worked great. The only suggestion I would give to those doing it is to make sure all the lumps are mixed in. I painted the top three times since there were little bumps of powder all over the top. Had to sand down and redo the final coat. Works well though and the kids will love it. 
This is what they looked like when I started. This table is solid and when I flipped it over it was stamped Lane. Score! Lane makes good furniture so this should stand up to a lot of abuse by three (soon to be four) little people. And the chairs have survived all these years in a classroom so they will be great as well. Love to find these older items, they were built to last in those days, back when dirt was new and I was young!! Smiles.
 I picked up the two chairs at a yard sale about three years ago and they have been on my deck all this time. I am glad to finish something and put it to good use.
I painted the top of the chair with chalkboard paint as well, thought they could label the chairs with their names if they wanted to. Not sure if I shouldn't have painted both top pieces, what do you think?
So fun to make something useful for not much cash and to see the delight on my grandchildren's faces will be the biggest thrill.
Enough said.

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  1. Wow, that is an amazing turn-around! I can just imagine how much your grandkids will love it. Its fantastic!!! Good for you. It is nice to visit your blog. I hope you will come bye and visit mine when you get a chance.

  2. Wow! These turned out awesome. I can't wait to see the next project. I like the chalkboard top to the chairs. The kids will love them.

  3. Those are so awesome!! And DIY Chalkboard paint...that is great! You will have to share the recipe you used. I have seen a few different suggestions out there but not sure on how they turned out.

  4. This is so adorable, they were so homely before. I adore the 1 and 2 on the backs of the chairs.

    So glad you got to go to Gardner Village. We did Witches' Night out and then today took all of the family for Breakfast with the Witches. I dressed up in the pink outfit and had all kinds of kids wanting me to sign their little program - there was a pink witch, but she wasn't there today. I would tell the parents that I wasn't official, but I was willing to sign. It was really funny.

  5. What an amazing Christmas gift!! I am sure the grandkids will love it!
    I really like the chalkboard tops on the chairs - too creative.
    I hope that you share your homemade chalkboard paint recipe when you have time.

    And enjoy your trip to spoil the grandkids!

  6. I got the recipe for the DIY chalk board paint here: http://thecsiproject.com/2011/02/09/honeysuckle-pink-chalkboard/
    I only changed it to use black instead of the pink that she used. Really easy and fun to do. I also used a foam roller to apply the paint so that the surface was free of brush streaks. Hope this helps all of you who asked.

  7. Cute, cute! Love the cute chairs! Great redo! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style...

  8. What a great re-do! I'm sure they will Love it!
    Thanks for entering my giveaway. I signed you up for the bonus.
    hugs Lynn

  9. So charming~ Thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday !

  10. The grands will love this, its adorable. Love the chalkboard top, that will be good for hours of fun. I thinks its perfect just the way it is. Thanks for visiting!