Saturday, June 19, 2010

There is Nothing New under the Sun

One nice day in March, I was headed out on some errands and saw that wonderful sight - Yard Sale! I immediately braked and followed the signs! And here's what I found:

two child-size Pottery Barn chairs - perfect shape - $10.00 each. I happened to have a $20.00 bill in my purse, so I snatched them up and took them home. That is usually more than I spend - even on big people chairs, but I had been looking for sturdy, little wooden chairs for some time and these needed NO WORK!
Immediately my head started seeing a cute little table to go with those chairs - painted white with a chalkboard top. Of course, I'd never seen a chalkboard top and was quite proud of myself for thinking up something "new". So I started the search - and it was not until about 5 weeks later that I found the table. I promptly brought it home (Salvation Army store - $12.50) and set it aside knowing I wouldn't have time to work on it for several weeks.

The little cuties I was making it for were coming to stay for 6 days! This Grandma would get no painting done!

When I was cruising some blogs that evening, what should I see, but Centsational Girl's table and chair set with CHALKBOARD top! Hmmm, I guess I didn't think of something "new".
Anyway, mine is now done and here she is in all her glory!

Of course, I forgot to take before pictures, and during pictures, but it was just a cute little brown table (boys are sitting at it in picture above) and I did the usual sand, prime, paint, add chalkboard paint to top). I even sanded down the legs a bit so they'd show some wear and "match" the Pottery Barn chairs.

Now I can't wait for the little cuties to come back and stay for awhile so they can draw me some pictures!!

I'm linking up to SNS at Donna's And Met Monday at BTNOP


  1. This is adorable! I'm sure the grandkids will LOVE it! I love me some chalkboard paint! It's so much fun for the kids. Great job!

  2. Way too much fun! Just the way sitting at a table oughta be about. :)


  3. I keep seeing these tables and telling DD she needs one! She agrees but why do I think that unless I go there and buy/do it for her.... Thanks for the inspiration. Would be well worth it. Jane F.

  4. I so hate those modern day children's tables with their tacky designs and plastic cheapness... You have transformed a classic...... love love love it!

  5. This is sooo cute! Gives me a great idea for my granddaughter.

    This would be such a cute post to link to my Tips & Tricks linky party, starting back up tonight.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


    You can get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. LOVE this idea! I think I might copy!!!!