Nothing a Little Chalk Paint Can’t Fix

Not too long ago I did a little redecorating in this corner. It was all fine and dandy, but there was something sinister lurking on that tabletop.


It had been through a lot, like a candle gone wild with full on burn marks and leftover wax that isn’t well witnessed in the photo above. I had some VERY detailed plans laid out for this table.  Ladies and Ladies, exhibit A

table top

I so make the best plans. That’s been written on the table for, oh… 5 months. After planning and scheming for months, I finally busted out the foam roller and man’s greatest gift to mankind… chalkboard paint because that’s what miracles are made of kids-chalkboard paint and cupcakes. Please don’t argue.

Painted Chalkboard

One of the hardest parts about such a simple project is WAITING THREE DAYS before conditioning it. At least that’s what the directions say, but truth be told, I haven’t followed those instructions on previous chalking projects and it came out fine. I guess I was in a rule following mood. Conditioning makes future marks easier to erase, and this is what it looks like.

Conditioning Chalkboard

Ta-Da! So helpful, so useful, so chalky.

Finished Chalkboard Table 2

Before you get all, but I liiiiked the whiiite. It was so light and airy. What’s done is done. The plan was laid out and there was NO way around it, I tried to appeal but my motions were denied. (I’ve been watching too many legal shows, Damages is by far my favorite.) Just take a close look at that tabletop and the place setting! See, you could EAT off of it. No need for real plates! Or even food! It could be just like the feast in Hook, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to recreate that seen, so I pretty much do on a daily basis. People think I’m weird, but I’m just surprised they don’t know what I’m doing.

Finished Chalkboard Table 3

So that’s all folks. I’m happy with it. I’ve always wanted a chalkboard table top and now I have one. My wildest dreams have come true. So I guess this is the end of my blog, I had a good run!

Finished Chalkboard Table 1

Just kidding, there’s plenty more to come!

Linked up at:

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Filed under Before and Afters, Home Decor, House, Simple Ideas, What did she paint now?

15 responses to “Nothing a Little Chalk Paint Can’t Fix

  1. Ya know, I’m really not one for chalkboard paint mainly because it’s popping up everywhere now BUT I don’t think I’ve seen it on a tabletop yet and your chalked dinnerware has me sold! :) It’s just what that corner needed!

    • Gloria

      I agree, chalkboard paint has almost been done to death, but I don’t think it should be ruled out entirely. I’m actually thinking about selling the table, who knows…

  2. How fun!! Don’t you just love chalkboard paint?! Thanks for linking up!


  3. Fun! I would’ve loved something like that as a kid. (This is where I could say something annoying like “Hmmmm so are you and your husband going to have kids soon?!” BUT then I would sound like 7/10 people that speak to me these days.)

    LOVE the movie Hook. Haven’t seen it in a while. Maybe I’ll have to get it out of the library…:)

    • Gloria

      Nope, no kiddos for now. I would absolutely love a gaggle of kids, I might even go all out Duggar, but I’m at the point where I’m wondering how do people even afford kids?

  4. I love the change! I could sit and doodle with chalk on that table for hours. {easily entertained.} Especially loving your chalk dinnerware!

  5. Really appreciate you linking up this fantastic post at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Hope you’ll continually share your creativity with us at the weekly party :)

  6. Ha! I love the comment about the end of you blog. Too funny! The chalk table turned out great! Thanks again for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday.

  7. Sue

    I think it looks FaNTasTiC!! I have 7 grandchildren 6 of which (well not quite 6 cause the last is still in the newborn stage) would lOvE to draw, scribble, crush chalk and all the other fun stuff they do all over my driveway on a table in the house. Did you use ASCP on that table or real honest to goodness “chalkboard” paint. I have a table for the kiddo’s waiting to be painted but not knowing what paint to use. I also want to paint my kitchen powder room door for them to do their thing while we’re all in the kitchen.

    Thanks for your help!

  8. Oh I think it turned out so cute!! You really did a nice job on it! So glad I found your blog!!

  9. This is so lovely! Our kitchen table is looking a little run down and I was considering using chalkboard paint on it. The table gets a lot of use and I’m wondering if it will hold up well enough? Has your scratched much yet?


    • Gloria

      It seems to be doing okay… sometimes it looks like there are tons of oil spots on there (not sure from what, possibly my dog paws) but seems to come back to life after I rub some chalk back into it. I rarely use the table, it’s been quite a few years since I used to sit around and doodle, twenty if we’re being exact.

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