How to Make Kid-Friendly Chalkboard End Tables

Add personality and one-of-a-kind style to your living room with chalkboard cube end tables. Acrylic overlays keep drawings crisp and chalk dust at bay.

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Add Chalkboard Paint

Approximately two hours after the primer is dry to the touch, add two even coats of chalkboard paint to the sides and top of the table using a mini roller.

Air Out and Cure

Once chalkboard paint is dry to the touch, allow it to cure overnight by keeping it in an open, well-ventilated area.

Note: If chalk is used on a chalkboard paint-covered surface before the paint has cured, the chalk will permanently streak the surface of the table.

Season Chalkboard

It's important to season the chalkboard surface prior to use. This prevents writing from being "burned into" the surface. To season the chalkboard, hold a piece of chalk flat lengthwise against the wall and cover the entire surface.

Tip: Wipe with a dry paper towel for a smeary, vintage look or with a wet cloth for a cleaner look.

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