“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou
We love our creative table here at Small Potatoes. It is probably the most used piece of furniture in our care centre classroom. We also love chalkboards. So one day, the idea came to me that I should take the best of both worlds and put them together as one. The result was more fun than I had even imagined.
When your table IS the chalkboard, your creativity is no longer limited to just 2 dimensional drawing…it becomes a whole new world of 3 dimensional imagination.
My table had a laminate surface. It was not wooden. I did not sand it. I washed it first and then got to work. Chalkboard paint likes to stay put. In all my history of using chalkboard paint, I have never used a primer, nor have I sanded the surface first and I have never had a problem. This is a beautiful thing for me, as I am a “shortcut” kind of gal! The hardest part of this project, was waiting overnight for the paint to cure…
Once the planning stage is finished, the chalking begins in earnest…And then…they play!Some smalls prefer to draw first…Then they bring in the loose parts, and the magic of the chalk table has no limits…people can even ride on giant rabbits!
*The tabletop is easily washed with a wet dishcloth, but you can also proved chalk brushes for the smalls to use to re-work their art as they go along.
Thanks for stopping by,
Arlee, Small Potatoes