Friday, January 18, 2013

Makeover: Violet's Activity Table

Sorry I haven't been posting lately, I just haven't been very inspired!  But here is a project I've been planning for a while, and finally tackled this week!

My mom has had this little brown coffee table in her storage room for a while.  I also have been wanting to get Violet an activity table for her room for a while.  When we were visiting over Christmas,  I saw the coffee table, and knew that it was the perfect size for an activity table.  And you know how people are always making over furniture these days?  I figured I could probably do that.

Here is how the table started out:
It was actually a pretty color of wood, but didn't look like a kid's table at all.

This was my first experience using spray paint in my life! I couldn't believe how fun and easy it was!  This is after the first coat of spray paint:

The white coat is finished and dry! (you better believe that is the Australian Open in the background.  I'm addicted)

After the first coat of chalkboard paint!  Don't worry, it doesn't stay shiny like that.

The finished product!

I'm already thinking of all the possibilities that have opened up because of the chalkboard paint.  She likes to build with her wood blocks on the table, and maybe someday when she builds houses, she can draw trees and streets around the houses.  And use her toy cars in the streets!  And maybe draw plates and food and have a tea party, or we can draw a play kitchen for her right on the table.  Anyway, for now, she will just have fun scribbling with chalk.  Tomorrow, that is.  The chalkboard paint still needs one more day to cure before we can chalk on it!


  1. What a cool idea! it looks like it turned out great!!

  2. It looks like it is the perfect height for Violet right now!

  3. It looks like it is the perfect height for Violet right now!