Watch as Apt2B resident designer, Kyle Schuneman, takes our Murtaugh Extendable Dining Table and uses chalkboard paint to give it a fun, versatile new finish in this DIY #2BHack.
Ever been to one of those fun Italian restaurants where they give you crayons so that you can draw all over the butcher paper that they use as a table cloth? If not then you’re really missing out. Drawing on the butcher paper is the perfect way to keep yourself entertained while you wait for your food (I guess you could talk to your family or friends but where’s the fun in that?). Now you can apply this fun idea to your own dining room table! All it takes is some chalkboard paint to transform your dining room table into a chalkboard that’s great for family dinners, dinner parties, and anything else you can imagine!
All you’ll need for this project is a paint tray, a paint roller, a sanding sponge, paper towel, and chalkboard paint!
Step 1: Clean off your table
Use a paper towel to clean your table. You’ll want to make sure to get any dust and debris off the table before the next step!
Step 2: Lightly sand your table
Take your sanding sponge and lightly sand the surface of the table. No need to kill yourself sanding away all the stain! You’ll only need to sand it down enough so that the paint can better adhere to the surface. Wipe off the sanded debris for a clean surface.
Step 3: Paint the table
Coat your paint layer in the chalkboard paint and apply a nice, even layer of chalkboard paint across the surface of the table. Wait about 30 minutes (or until your first coat is dry) and then apply another coat. Two coats is a good amount for this project and it’s a super quick process when you use a paint roller!
Step 4: Let your imagination run wild!
Kyle shows you how to draw your place settings onto the table for a fun dinner party, but the possibilities for a chalkboard dining table are endless! Write out your dinner menu, play games like hangman during dinner, use it for beer pong, use it as a guest book – you get the idea.
Extra tip: For best results learn how to draw!
Be sure to take pictures of your finished furniture and send it to us using #2BHack and #MakeItHome
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you want some more tips and inspiration, check out our other #2BHacks and Tips: