I gravitate towards home decor objects with chalkboard paint. I love labeling things - just ask my mom. When I was younger, I'd write my name on everything. The walls, my toy trunk, my dresser....literally, anything. Now, I can write on everything with no consequences!
Recently, I took an old table that I had stolen from my moms when I moved out, and (with her permisson) painted it into the cutest little menu table for the kitchen. It's also the perfect spot to hold my cookbooks so they don't get messy when trying out new recipes too!
Before, this table was really random. Brandon + I took it assuming it would fit our record player and records perfectly. Folks, this is why you should always measure before assuming. It looked silly and it was always in the way.
Honestly, I've never "fixed" any furniture up before. So, I went to the hardware store with Brandon and bought supplies with zero to no knowledge and it worked out fine! I used a fine grain sandpaper block, but I would have definitely gone medium with the knowledge I know now. Paint does not stick well to finished surfaces.
I also didn't buy any small paintbrushes. One large one, and one roller for the chalkboard top. That is all I thought I would need. I was wrong once again! Luckily, having a painter-boyfriend was really helpful in getting in all the nooks and indents.
The bottom became a flat white base. Again, I wish I had bought shiny white paint since the top is so matte, but I think I'll buy a glaze to give it some sheen. It still fits in my apartment better than ever before with the new look.
I am also pretty proud of my craft setup. I used old curtains that I was about to recycle and some newspaper to set up a space that was obviously perfect for painting a new table! I was pretty proud of myself, and I love changing up the menu for guests. It's great to label snacks and meals - especially for guests with allergies! The whole project only cost about $30, and I have PLENTY of paint to use for an abundance of other crafts as well.