A basic wood table gets new life as a fun and interactive centerpiece for meals. The project is simple enough - sand and prime a table, apply paint, allow to cure - that even I would be willing to take it on. Chalkboard paint is available from a number of different vendors and most hardware stores carry it now or can special order it (RustOleum and Benjamin Moore to name a couple).
It seems like a great table for a house with kids, but I want one for the adults too!
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