I scored this table and chairs at a yard sale a few years back for $5. The lady was in her late 40’s and said it was hers when she was a kid. I always new I wanted to do something funky and fun–shouldn’t kids furniture be fun?
I also wanted to try my hand at making chalk board paint. I just mixed some powdered tile grout in with my white paint and a little water, then brushed it on the whole table. I did kinda prime my table and chairs first with a satin white spray paint. Also, I read that after your chalkboard paint is completely dry you need to ‘cure it’ by rubbing chalk all over it and letting it sit for 24 hours. I’m not sure if there is any truth to it, but our table seemed to like it…
I thought they needed something else and boy am I glad I repainted them. I used Valspar Outdoor Spray Paint…I believe it was called Peacock Blue. I have no other reason to use the outdoor paint then the fact that I loved the color. It can be used on wood and is durable…sounds just like what is needed in a toddler’s room!
Here is the quote I decided to write on the table. It was very difficult for me to express what I wanted to say to our first child. Do you say “Welcome Home”, “We’ve been waiting our whole lives for you”, “I hope you get to stay…forever”, “I wish you knew how much we love you already”? It’s so difficult. So I got some inspiration from a favorite book:
As soon as I read it I knew it was just what I was wanting to say!
We love you ‘future babies’.