Are you ready for some artistic and creative fun? Well, so are we! That’s why we made a chalk and dry erase board table out of one of our table and chair sets for kids. You and your little artists will have a blast crafting this table. This table is great for your children’s fine motor skills and can enhance their drawing and writing abilities. Let’s get started:
- Gather your materials:
- Chalkboard paint (we used Rust-oleum Specialty 30-oz. Flat Black Chalkboard Paint)
- Dry Erase paint (we used Rust-oleum Speciality 27-oz. Gloss Dry Erase Kit)
- Paint brushes
- Sand paper
- Painter’s tape
- Spoons or mixing sticks
- Dry erase markers
- Kid’s table and chairs set (we used the LifeStyle™ Kitchen Table & Chairs Set)
- Put the newspaper underneath the table, chairs and paints. Remove lids from the paints and begin stirring.
- Follow the manufacturer’s directions to prepare the paint.
- Use painter’s tape to create a divide in the middle of the table.
- Tape all four sides of table.
- Sand down the entire table with sand paper.
- Paint the chalk board paint onto one side of the table (apply two – three coats of paint).
- Paint the dry erase board paint onto the other side of the table (apply two – three coats of paint).
- Tape the front of the chairs and paint one chair with chalkboard paint and the other with dry erase paint (this step is optional)*.
- We also painted the back of the chairs.
- Let paint cure for three days before applying any chalk or markers. After the three days you can remove the tape from where you feel is necessary (we left the tape in the middle of the table to distinguish that each side of the table is different and tape on the fronts of the chairs).
- Let the drawing fun begin!
Check out all the awesome ways you can draw on this chalk and dry erase board table and chairs:
*Painting the front and back of the chairs with chalk and dry erase board paint is optional. We wanted to show all the different ways your kids could draw on the table and chairs set. However, if you do decide to paint the front of the chairs, we recommend your child wears clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. If they sit all the way back on the chairs, they could get chalk or dry erase marker on their clothes.
Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the products featured in this blog post.