We had a kids' table and chair set. You know, the folding kind with the vinyl tops and the matching folding chairs? Here's a picture of it in the background of another picture I took--that little pink one back there.
Well, those tables are pretty inexpensive. And they don't hold up very well when they're accidentally left outside on the back deck in the rain. Especially when the vinyl on top has a couple of small tears. I didn't get any pictures of it ruined, but the top was absolutely full of water and was a soggy mess. (The chairs had no tears in the vinyl, so they made it through the rainstorm fine.)
I was about to pitch the whole table, when my wonderful hubby stepped in! In the blink of an eye, he had the top removed off the frame. The still-perfect, foldable, metal frame.
He then got a piece of plywood and sanded it down nice and smooth.
He ran to the hardware store and bought some small brackets and screws.
He cut the wood down to the right size and sanded the edges.
He then primed it, painted one coat of chalkboard paint a few hours later, and did a final coat of chalkboard paint a few days later.
Now we have a nice, new, fun chalkboard table in our classroom!!
I LOVE chalkboard paint!!