I am not much of a DIY-er.  I always picture things in my head that look super cute, but they end up turning out like a 5-year old did the project.  But I finally think I got one right!

See, there was this table and chair set:

It was hiding in my sister’s garage.  I am not sure what they used it for, but according to the damage on it, it looks like they used it as a table to drill things on. 

Basically, it had seen better days.  I think someone even used the chairs as a chew toy.

So I sanded, and filled and sanded some more.  Then I painted.  A lot.  It needed a few extra coats of paint to cover all the pain it had endured.  Then I added chalk board paint to the top of the table and to the back of the chairs.  I think it turned out cute!

It is currently hanging out in my parent’s basement until we move to our new home!!  What do ya think??

7 Thoughts on “Look what I did!

  1. Melissa on June 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

    Can you do that for Calvin, too??! Great job! Jennifer Strahl and I LOVE IT! You are a great DIY-er and get mommy!

  2. Lindsey on June 30, 2011 at 3:15 am said:

    That looks AWESOME!

  3. It looks professional. I’ve never worked with chalk board paint.

  4. Thanks guys! The chalk board paint was the easy part…now I am trying to find other things to use it on! And bonus…the whole project cost me just under $10!!

  5. chalkboard paint on the table–great idea! just picked up an ikea table on sale that my daughter would rather color on than her coloring books. **Thankful for Crayola Washable crayons!!**

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