Whoever it was that invented chalkboard paint is a PURE GENIUS!! A couple weeks ago I finally figured out how I could salvage our coffee table. [There wasn't anything officially wrong with it - I just really really didn't like it.]
So I was browsing pinterest, and saw three or four different coffee tables with chalkboard tops. It was p.e.r.f.e.c.t. And, lucky for me, the craft store here always has a big Labor Day sale - so I could get the pricey chalkboard spray paint for 40% off!! Pretty awesome.
Anyway, I had to take the whole table apart, paint it, and then put it back together. Oh, and spray painting in the wind is pretty difficult - just in case you didn't know. It's a simple Ikea table, so the dismembering wasn't too hard. And then I realized that  we didn't have the instructions for putting it together anymore, and  it's missing about twelve screws/nails/pegs. And I decided that John is NEVER allowed to build any furniture ever again - especially not any future baby furniture!!
Once I finally had it all put together and only a little wobbly, I primed the chalkboard surface and got to doodling!!! It's a miracle how in two days my most hated piece of furniture became my absolute favorite! I love leaving John silly little notes and pictures on it when I leave for work in the morning. Although he doesn't usually notice them until we're both sitting down at the end of the day...
Ok, here's a picture - because I know you're all dying to see it!!
Tomorrow is my second day of training at work. And I'm pretty sure they're going to let me make someone bleed!! I'm excited - and maybe a little nervous.