Today’s thrift store makeover is a throwback to that time in 2014 that Bikeman and I had a great garage sale morning and came home with a Jeep-load of furniture, including three tables. One became this amazing chalkboard coffee table.
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Chalkboard Coffee Table
You saw the first chalkboard top table here. I painted it the same color, CeCe Caldwell’s Memphis Blue, and added a chalkboard top like this, too.
I shared the second table with you last week. I painted it with CeCe’s Vintage White, then decided to keep it.
These photos are of the last table that I shared on Instagram. It was pretty beat up and the little ornamental wood brackets in the corners were all a little loose. Bikeman came to my rescue with some gorilla glue and C-clamps. Didn’t take long at all to fix that little problem and now they don’t wiggle at all.
Then I put one coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Memphis Blue (my current favorite color) then three thin coats of chalkboard paint on the top, wet distressed, and waxed the blue parts. Now it’s a beautiful chalkboard coffee table.
Here’s the before and after photos of the chalkboard coffee table.
Here it is in my space at Treasure Island Flea. A little girl completely fell in love with it. It went home with her to be her crafting table! She was so happy! That was a good day at TIF… almost EVERYTHING in this photo sold. If you’d like to know where we’ll be selling sign up for our jewelry newsletter. We send them out once a month and let you know where we’ll be and all the boutiques that are now carrying our jewelry!
Originally published July 14, 2014. We share at these blog parties.
‘Til the next project,
Life Breath Present says
What a great idea, turning a table into a chalkboard! Haven’t thought of that, but now the wheels are turning! 🙂
Stopping by from Wednesday Whatsits!
Gentle Joy says
It is nice to re-use something… and make it usable or better again. Nice projects…. thank you for sharing them. 🙂
Katherines Corner says
I love it!! You brought new life to this table. Hugs. P.S. I invite you to share your post at my blog hop ( link up tonight through Sat)
Love what you did to the table, such a creative idea!
Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle says
What an amazing transformation!
Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse says
Love! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to tonight’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/anything-blue-friday-week-66.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Happy Weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
This looks so much better! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂
Came to look at the cool coffee table, good job, lovely color. And your vintage up cycled jewelry is so cool!
This looks amazing! Pinned. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can’t wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
awesome job love it very creative
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Kathy A says
I am so sorry that my kids are 34 and 36 and the grand is 12; they are all too old for this great project. That bit of a ledge will help keep chalk, crayons, Legos, Polly Pocket pieces corralled too. I bet a swipe with a damp cloth leaves it looking almost like a slate top! Nice enough to be in the living room! Great upcycle. Great blue!
Looks fantastic and I love how it turned out. Such a satisfying experience to give something old new life again.
Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
Rhonda Gales says
I love the makeover. This would be great for a kid’s room. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Great makeover! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Mother of 3 says
Such a cute idea! I could see this table in a kid’s playroom too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun linky. Pinned.