Painting Little side table for Chalk Play!

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I had an old end table that I have been saving for a rainy day…for probably 10 years. Finally, I got around to painting it because I was struck with inspiration from my chalk paint to use it as a toddler “art” table.

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1. First, I quickly painted the whole thing with Anne Sloan’s chalk paint (diluted with 10% water), just one coat.

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2. After letting that dry, I made a square with painter’s tape along the edges of the table top.

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3. Then, I painted the interior of the square with chalkboard paint (can be bought at Walmart or any paint supply store). I followed the can’s directions to apply 2 or 3 coats, depending on how thick you paint, and let that dry for at least 24 hours before usage.

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Pen Elaine had fun with this novel idea to color on the table itself…just make sure you only have chalk available or you will end up cleaning up crayon!

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