For some reason I have struggled with decorating our kitchen table. I think it’s because it is a little on the small side when the leaves are not used. I would LOVE a more farmhouse-like table that is longer. Maybe someday.
But anyways, I fell in love with this chalkboard runner by Liz Marie Blog last year.
I love how you can layer decor on it and draw cute things pertinent to the seasons. Or use it to label food/dip/cookies…
So I made one.
I used a leftover scrap of pine plywood I had from our bathroom vanity and cut it down to size with our saw. I made it 12” x 24” so it left room on the table for plates.
Then I spray painted with my Valspar chalkboard spray paint ($6 at Lowes), the same can I used for the chalkboard for our front porch here.
I did two coats per the instructions. As with ANY spray paint you want to do light, even strokes: keep your hand moving the entire time.
Here was after one coat…
Thankfully the second coat covered much better. I let it dry overnight and it was done! It was that simple.
I seasoned the board with chalk so that it will erase more easily in the future.
Then it was ready to host some pretty fall décor!
I love that I can use multiple smaller décor pieces on this and they feel cohesive and not lonely or random like they would without a runner.
I love it and can’t wait to change it up over and over.
P.S. There are Pin buttons on each photo so feel free to save it for a later day! :)
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