This Chalk Board Coffee Table is the perfect DIY project you can make with your kids. After you finish the kids can spend hour drawing on the coffee table without getting in trouble!
This Chalk Board coffee table is perfect for furnishing your home. This simple Chalk Board coffee table would look great in a family room, living room, or even a home office.
You and the kids can make it for your own home over the weekend. Working with Chalk Board paint can sound a little intimidating, but you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it really is!
To make this Chalk Board coffee table you will need to spread it out over a couple days, so working over the weekend will probably work best. While you won’t be working on the Chalk Board craft project all day long, you do need to allow for time for materials to dry.
To Make a Chalk Board Coffee Table You Will Need:
4 sheets of plywood or MDF cut to the same size
8 L brackets
1 Sheet of plywood or MDF for the top
Chalk Board paint
Now, on to building the Chalk Board coffee table. The first step is to measure your piece of tabletop. Everyone will have a different size, so I can only give you tips on how to know how large to make your Chalk Board Coffee Table.
Make it slightly smaller than the tabletop. Now, measure how wide the tabletop is. If you have a circle tabletop, then mark out a square on it with painter’s tape. Measure this to get the dimensions for your tile table base.
Have your 4 pieces of MDF cut to size. A good height for a Chalk Board coffee table is 2.5 feet tall. You can make the square to fit your tabletop.
Now, the first step is to paint the front and back of your sheet of MDF or plywood with the Chalk Board paint. Let this dry, and then paint on another coat of Chalk Board paint. Each chalkboard paint will be different, so be sure to read your product’s directions.
Let all of the paint dry.
Install L brackets to hold the four pieces together in a square. Install an L bracket at the top and bottom of each corner. .
You can attach the top of the coffee table with L brackets on the inside as well.
For some added fun you can attach some chalkboard erasers on the sides of the coffee table. I find these at office supply stores all the time. They simply screw into place.
You could also attach those great chalk holders on a string so that the kids aren’t always misplacing their pieces of chalk.
For a fun look try using your jig saw to cut out a hole in the center of the coffee table. Match this hole to a clear glass bowl or jar. Set the jar down inside of the hole and fill it with chalk for the kids!