Don't chalkboards just say, "old school" to you?
When I was a kid, I loved being assigned the job of
banging the chalkboard erasers together to get some of the
dust out of them - it got me out of class and outdoors,
where I really wanted to be.
Once again, I've been working on chalkboard projects recently.
These aren't your usual "hang it on the wall" chalkboards though.
First up, I got a old wooden folding card table at an auction.
The table was pretty worn, so I lightly sanded it,
just enough to remove some of the loose varnish.
I wasn't going for a perfectly smooth surface,
because I wanted the table to have an old school, worn finish.
I repainted the top with chalkboard paint.
surface wood had rippled, so I just distressed those parts, along with the edges.
That really helped make it look like it has been used for years in a classroom.
I left the original finish the same, because it is wonderfully aged.
It sold quickly in my Etsy shop.
I also created a smaller wooden chalkboard folding table.
I painted it with CCC (CeCe Caldwell) paint on the edges
and legs and did chalkboard paint on the top.
Again, I distressed the edges for a worn appearance.
It's available in the shop HERE.
I've got another chalkboard style project I'll be sharing with you
tomorrow, but you can't use chalk to write on it.
You'll find out what you can do with it tomorrow!
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