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A Fun Kids’ Craft Table Makeover

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Hi, friends! First, I have to say THANK YOU so very much for all of your incredibly sweet comments about the Cs’ room! You totally made my MONTH! {If you missed the big reveal, you can check it out here!} If you caught the reveal on Tuesday, you probably saw the little kids’ craft table and chairs in the Cs’ art nook. It wasn’t always so colorful! In fact, it used to look like this:

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I truly didn’t mind the color or look of the little table at all, and I went back and forth several times about whether to paint it. When we put it in the Cs’ new bright and colorful room, though, it just didn’t seem to fit, so I busted out my painting supplies and got to work. I didn’t use any complicated process or anything. I just primed it, painted the table base white, gave the top a few coats of chalkboard paint, and I was ready to call it a day.

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

But I have this problem. I have a hard time leaving things alone. The table was sitting in my living room drying {yes, the living room. It’s too cold to paint in the garage, and I’m a wimp!} and I just kept looking at it and thinking, “It still needs something…” I had a sample of green paint {Behr’s “Rolling Hills” to be exact.} that I was planning to use to paint the letters of Caleb’s name to hang on the wall, so I got it out and started thinking of ways to use it. I thought a dipped look might be cute so I measured and taped up the legs.  I then used my favorite technique to make sure I got nice crisp, clean lines: I sealed the tape line with some white paint and let it dry before I started with the green.

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

As soon as I began painting on the green, I knew I loved it. It was just what this plain little table needed! To add even more color, I painted the chairs as well. The orange is Behr’s “Pumpkin Patch” and the blue is called “Jazz Blue,” also by Behr.

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I think it fits nicely with the rest of the craft nook, and it’s definitely a better fit with the rest of the room!

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

You should have seen Connor’s face when I told him he could write on the table. He couldn’t wait to get started! And once Caleb caught on, he jumped right in too!

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Such intense focus! Coloring with chalk must be such hard work. 😉

And of course, my favorite part of any makeover: the before and after shots!

A Fun Kids' Craft Table Makeover by Just a Girl and Her Blog

As I said earlier, I didn’t really dislike the “before,” but for this space I think the “after” works a lot better.

Have you painted any furniture lately?

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21 Comments

  1. Mandy Hank says:

    This is adorable Abby! I really wish my kiddos were this little again. I used to have a table like this that I fed them lunch on…sniff sniff 🙁

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Ah, yes, but you don’t have to change any diapers! 😉 I know I will be sad when mine get bigger too. I’ve already asked them to stop growing, but they’re not listening! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. What a fun transformation! Your little guys are the cutest and they really are focused. You’re tempting me to paint Brennan’s little table now!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      What?! There’s furniture in your house that hasn’t been painted?! 😉 I’m sure if you decide to paint it, it will be absolutely gorgeous! Hope you’re having a great weekend, Christy!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Christine says:

    Love it……great job!!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Christine! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. I just painted my kids new desks with a chalkboard top. They adore it as I’m sure your sons do, too! Great job, it looks wonderful!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      The chalkboard has been really fun! My son almost didn’t believe me when I told him he could write on it, lol! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Very cute, girlfriend!!! I love how much fun your boys seem to be having!!! That’s the sign of a great transformation!!!~~Angela

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Angela! Yes, if they love it, I love it! 😀 Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Love this table! I wish I had a chalkboard table when I was a kid. 🙂 Pinning this, and thanks for sharing at my link party!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Me too! Now I can just live vicariously through my boys! 😉 THanks so much for your sweet words and for the pin, Miss Jessi!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    It is sooo cute now Abby and totally fits in with the boys fabulous new room. Awesome little arts and craft center – great details and organization. Pinning

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you!!! I always appreciate your sweet comments and pin love! “See” you at our party later! 😀

      ~Abby =)

  8. I love that pop of color on the legs! Love it!

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  10. ingrid@now at home mom says:

    🙂 they look busy and very cute working on their table 🙂
    you did a lovely job with it Abby, the table goes very well in their room!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Ingrid! They are having fun with it! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY says:

    This table is soooo cute! I’m sharing it with a friend who is wanting to do basically this same thing for her daughter. Great job!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much for the share, Katie! I’m flattered! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

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