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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Create Artwork

Here’s where the fun comes in! First, decide what kind of design or artistic statement you want to make with your table. Here, we chose a modern architectural drawing. Next, mark up the surface of the table with white or colored chalk.

Pre-Drill Holes and Attach Acrylic Panels

Using a drill bit, pre-drill holes for hardware approximately 3” in from the edges of all four corners. The key to ensuring your chalked markings remain on the tables and not on your clothes or furniture is protecting them with 1/8” acrylic sheeting. Acrylic sheeting can be picked up at your local home improvement store intact or precut. If intact, you’ll need to cut it to size using a utility knife and a straight edge. Homeowners interested in having the panels pre-cut will need to budget accordingly as home improvement stores charge a per-cut fee to do it for you. Hold acrylic panel in place, add washers and screws, then secure tightly with drill.

Change Your Design Anytime!

When you're ready for new artwork, use a drill or screwdriver to remove the washers, screws and acrylic panels. Then just screw them back into place when you're ready to preserve your newest masterpiece.

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