Hi lovely readers! I’m Jamie from So Much Better With Age to share with you a sweet little table makeover just in time for the kiddos to get back to school.
My kids go back to school next week and I cannot wait!
It’s like that Staples commercial where they play the Christmas song…”it’s the most wonderful time of the year”.
My kids are still young but they still need a place to practice with letters and numbers.
And the best is finding something free or cheap to turn into something great.
So let me show you what I did.
This ugly coffee table caught my eye in a thrift store awhile back.
Why, you may ask?
Because it was super heavy and a bit low. Perfect for kids!
Also, the best part in fact, was that it had a raised edge all around the top of it.
Another best part?? All I did was paint it!
I used Lily Pond by Fusion Mineral Paint. It’s acrylic but goes on and distresses like chalk paint.
I painted the top with chalkboard paint.
Make sure to ‘season’ the chalkboard paint by chalking the entire top and wiping off.
Now it’s all ready for homework!
I love these wicker chairs from Ikea. Both kids can sit here at the same time.
I am normally a very neutral person, all creams, whites and greys but this colour was just too cute to pass up.
And the distressed edges and legs give it that vintage look that I just love.
Perfect for practicing letter writing on the chalkboard, doing homework, playing with Lego pieces (my nemesis!). The edges would keep those little pieces in control.
Perfect for play dough too.
I’m quite happy with this little thrift store find.
Next time you find some ugly piece of cheap or free furniture, think of how you could repurpose it into something for the kids!
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