Kids' Chalkboard Lamps
Create a convenient spot for leaving messages for your little one by covering a lamp base with chalkboard paint.
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- pair of smooth-sided table lamps
- tinted primer
- chalkboard paint (black, green or tinted to a color of your choice)
- painters' tape
- extra-fine sanding pad
Prep Lamp Base Surface
Find a pair of simply shaped lamps that provide a smooth writing surface. If already painted, sand to rough up surface or simply wipe clean if the lamps are metal or glass. Apply clean-release tape to stem and lower base to protect from paint splatters.
Brush on a consistent layer of tinted primer and allow it to fully dry for approximately three hours.
Sand Then Apply Chalkboard Paint
Smooth primed surface with sanding pad then brush on a coat of chalkboard paint; allow to fully dry.
With just a few simple modifications, you can easily turn a basic bookshelf into a kid-friendly play workbench.