Watch Designer Kyle Schuneman Make A Chalkboard Dining Table

You are sure to fall in love with this DIY idea using chalkboard paint. It seems everywhere you look these days there are surfaces using chalkboard paint in home design. And in this video you get the chance to watch as the Apt2B resident designer, Kyle Schuneman, takes the Murtaugh Extendable Dining Table and uses chalkboard paint for this diy cool project. This DIY idea is sure to make dinner fun and be a great conversation starter when guests come over. It's kind of like when you go to a restaurant and you get crayons to write on the paper tablecloth, except this is directly on the table. And you can draw in your placemats and all sorts of messages for birthdays and holidays. And all it takes for this DIY idea is some chalkboard paint to transform your dining room table into a chalkboard table thats great for family dinners, dinner parties, and anything else you can imagine. All you will need for this project to do is a paint tray, paint roller, sanding sponge, paper towel, and some chalkboard paint. This chalkboard table goes well with any style of home from modern to rustic, and everything in between. You'll want to watch the full step by step video of this DIY cool project.

Step 1. To start this easy DIY idea clean off the table that you will be painting. Use a paper towel to clean your dining table. You want to be sure to get any dust and debris off the dining table before you paint.

Step 2. The next step in this DIY cool project is to lightly sand the dining table to get it ready to be painted. Then take your sanding sponge and sand the surface of the dining table. And don't worry about sanding the table down too far. You only need to sand the dining table down enough so that the chalkboard paint can better adhere to the table surface. Then make sure to wipe off any sanded debris for a clean and smooth surface.

Step 3. Next step for this diy idea is to paint the dining table. Coat your paint layer with the chalkboard paint and apply a nice, even coat of chalkboard paint right across the surface of the dining table. Then wait about 30 minutes or until your first coat of paint is dry and then apply another coat of paint. Two coats of chalkboard paint is a good amount for this diy project, and its a super quick and easy process when you use a paint roller.

Step 4. This is a DIY idea that you can really have a lot of fun with. Let your imagination run free. Watch how designer Kyle shows you how to draw your place settings onto the dining table for a fun dinner party. You can try ideas like writing out your dinner menu, play games like hangman during dinner, and so much more. This is a DIY idea that both the kids and the adults will love, and it looks great too.

An extra tip for this chalkboard paint DIY idea. For the best results, it's a good idea to learn how to draw. Be sure to take some photos of your finished chalkboard dining table and send it to the Make It Home site with #2BHack and #MakeItHome. This might just be your favorite diy idea and project to do yet. You will find this diy idea on the Make It Home site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, projects to do, diy cool projects, hacks, trends, lifestyle, do it yourself ideas, fairytales, fun and so much more. **

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