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« on: September 10, 2006 02:52:05 PM »

A dumpster-dived slightly less ugly table!

This is the perfect size for a coffee table for my small living room, so when I saw it in a trash heap in Allston's famous Moving Day, I grabbed it. Here's what it looked like part way into the project (I forgot the true "before" picture):

You can't really tell from the picture, but the corners of the top were all messed up from nailing the top on (it looks like the previous owners nailed a particle-board desktop onto a nice wooden frame).

After a ton of sanding, spackling in all the holes and nicks, peeling the ugly stickers off, gluing some of it back together and painting...

It's now a standing chalkboard. You can buy chalkboard spraypaint at the hardware store and turn any surface into a board. It's freaking SWEET! It's more of a restoration/remodel than an actual craft project, but I'm excited about it, so I thought I'd foist it upon y'all!

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006 04:16:22 PM »

Spray-on Chalkboard? That has got to be the most awesome thing.


I love the colors of the table. It looks so much better than in the first picture.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006 12:37:08 PM »

I love chalk boards! I think every house should have one, children or not.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 02:04:31 PM »

That is so cute -- love that it is a chalk board too  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006 08:03:38 AM »

Nice idea!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006 04:37:44 PM »

You can now also get spray on MAGNETIZED paint...it is a primer, so you can then paint on top of it any way you want, it magnetizes any surface.
That chalkboard paint is pretty sweet. I actually have some here because I just finished a craft swap where I implemented it.

LOVE the table!

« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2006 05:08:30 PM »

I have a chalkboard coffeetable too! My friend used to work at a college and made it for me from an actial chalkboard. It's so handy when you need to jot something down.

You did a great job!
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006 08:46:22 PM »

Yeah this looks good. Chalk spray paint? SWEEEEEEEEET!

oh and dumpster diving is for cool people lol!
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006 08:54:08 PM »

I was just to post a question about chalkboard paint when I came across this!  Awesome table idea!  Do you know if they sell chalkboard paint that isn't spraypaint?  I've been needing to get some for work.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006 04:35:14 AM »

I was just to post a question about chalkboard paint when I came across this!  Awesome table idea!  Do you know if they sell chalkboard paint that isn't spraypaint?  I've been needing to get some for work.

You can also buy uh...spreadable(?) chalkboard paint. I don't know what to call it. LOL...but yes, it doesn't JUST come in spray form.

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