I love tables with collapsable sides because they're great for tight spaces and for serving multiple purposes. This one is the perfect "kid height" so I knew we could use it for something. It took me a day or two to figure out what I'd do with it - I knew that at a minimum I had to refinish the table surface because the finish was really beat up.
So, I sanded just the table surface down because I wasn't convinced I wanted another entirely painted piece of furniture especially with all the color I have going on in our house.
Then I wandered over to my paint stash...and surprise surprise...the chalkboard paint - in all it's glory -called my name once more. So, I painted the sanded table surface and here's what we got!
Is the rest of the table's finish in perfect condition? Nope, but the matte black and stained wood contrast is looking pretty good to me, so I think we'll keep it this way for a while.
Now it serves as the perfect little game/craft table in our living room book nook.
And, of course you can use chalk to write on it. How's that for multipurpose action?
Once crazy woke up from her nap she made it more her own...
For $0 it's not too shabby, huh? Here's to the shameless roadside pickers like myself. One man's trash can be another man's treasure...if you add a little chalkboard paint.