Kids Chalkboard Table

Linda from It All Started with Paint got this little table from the thrift store for only $5. Its transformation felt like an Olympic gymnastics competition for Linda, as it had her biting her nails and holding her breath at times to see how it would end.


It was the process of peeling up the vinyl letters and numbers that literally had Linda holding her breath, but, like Linda says, she totally stuck her landing! I love the detail around the edges and the idea of a chalkboard finish. I know my kids would have a blast drawing all over the tabletop. Not bad at all for $5!


Go to It All Started with Paint for the tutorial.

Handpainted Forest Table

Catherine from Paisley & Polka Dot Threads had been on the lookout for a desk for her daughter’s room. When she saw this little table sitting in the rain, she grabbed it up for the job. It was pretty nasty, but that kind of comes with the roadkill rescuing territory.

curbside table 

Catherine’s plan for the table’s makeover involved handpainting a magical forest on the tabletop. Catherine says, “The design features a little girl, a squirrel, snail and other forest creatures, as well as words I hope will inspire her.” I am so glad the dirt and other nastiness didn’t stand in the way of Catherine creating this darling table!

magical forest refabbed table

Get all the details at Paisley & Polka Dot Threads.