Sunday, November 29, 2015

Alphabet Kid's Table with Chalkboard Center

This is one of my favorite booth pieces. Love the colors, love the alphabet, love the tiny little chair. It was hard to part with, especially since I spent waaaaaaaaaay more time on it than I should have considering it is a sale item. As long as I don't figure in the hours and hours spent on the hand painted letters I'll have gotten a return for the financial investment. 

Found this sweet little table at the local thrift store for $7.99. Some had just literally dropped it off outside of the donations door and the associates hadn't even placed a sale price sticker on it yet. Timing was everything this fun find! Solid constructions and hardly any knicks or weird goo on it. The only drawback is the single chair. 
1. Washed it up
2. Coated with Kilz primer
3. Painted in two coats of latex paint in Rain by Sherwin Williams
4. Was looking kinda plain so I added a chalkboard center, which ended up looking like a record sitting on top of the table.
5. Added the Acrylic paints for the ABC's and chair spindles. 
6. Sealed in several coats of polycrylic. 



You can see the original stencils I started with, but it just wasn't speaking to me. While eyeballing four different fonts online I sketched out the ABCs. The pattern is 3 fonts and four different colors, so no font is the same color every time. I LOVE it! 

The chalkboard center has been a big hit! I went back a couple days later to add more items to the booth and the center had clearly been utilized by curious little artisans. :) 



Totally forgot to get a better shot of the chair back, but the back spindles are in rotating colors that match the ABC's.


Hopefully it'll sell before Christmas. Its currently priced at $45. I think its a bit high because it only has one chair, but then again, its a very unique piece with a chalkboard center.  My plan is to let it sit for a bit and then lower it if need be.

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3 comments:

  1. Great idea and it looks just right. Some little child will love having that table and chair.

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  2. Love this table Audra!!! The time you spent on it paid off because it looks awesome!!! :)

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  3. That table came out adorable. Super cute. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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