Children’s ABC Play Table

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ABC Play Table

I’ve wanted a children’s ABC play table for my girl since she first started to walk, so when I finally made the decision to get my girl a “real” table, and looked at the prices of kids tables, I about choked.  Unless you get a flimsy plastic table and chairs, you’re looking at $100+.  This just wasn’t going to happen around here.  So, I began my hunt for a cute square table on Craigslist.  

Nothing caught my eye until I was out for a walk and happened upon a neighborhood yard sale and found this awesome table for $6.  With a little bit of creativity and Chevron FolkArt stencils, I knew I could make something of this little guy!




Plaid’s Folk Art Chevron Stencil

Stencil Roller

Plaid Acrylic Paint

Washi Tape in place of the blue painters tape I couldn’t find in our house! {don’t judge!}



I taped off the four sides and painted them with chalkboard paint.



Then, I taped off the top edge of the chalkboard strip and got the white center ready for the stenciling!


I used a sponge dauber to apply the paint with the stencil, only dabbing the paint, not back and forth, like a normal paint job!  

I let each section dry for about 15-20 minutes, then peeled the stencil off and moved to the next section.

I let it dry completely over night, just to be sure, then I added some Alphabet stickers I already had on hand….and ended up with a $6 Kids ABC Play Table!  

Now, to find some chairs to add some chevron to as well!  

ABC Play Table

Here are some other awesome Plaid Crafts projects using Plaid Stencils!

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  1. I love this idea! It makes me want to go stalk garage sales so I can find an old table and make it my own. Than you for the inspiration :)

  2. That is awesome! love the colors!
    Selene @

  3. Gorgeous and fun!! I love it!

  4. Wow, Melanie, this is fabulous! And what a garage sale treasure you found. I rarely find a treasure that inexpensive at the garage sales around here. This table is beautiful and such an amazing transformation!

    Thank you for sharing at A New Creation. I”m your newest follower via Bloglovin.

  5. This table is so fun! Sounds like you have a lot of patience with those chevrons and such. Good for you! Looking goo!

    hugs x


    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Super cute!! I may have to do that to our bathroom stool… it’s white and always looks dirty!

  7. This is beautiful!! I’m sure your daughter LOVES it! I found you at Family Fun Friday…thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  8. I love how this turned out! I double love that you used washi tape instead of painter’s tape. I, also, could tell you where about 6 rolls of washi tape are but I have no clue where the painter’s tape is.

  9. I just adore this.. what a fun project! I am featuring it on my Pink Hippo party @
    Hope you check it out!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  10. CONGRATS!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it!

  11. This is the most adorable play table! I love the makeover and you can’t beat the deal for $6! You have so many great projects here, I’m really enjoying looking through them and reading your blog. Pinning this to the DIY boards! Congrats on your feature at the DIY Dreamer! :)

  12. Love it! Featuring you today! :)

    Ginger @

  13. This is adorable! You gave me some project inspiration!

  14. I love this – so impressed at the transformation!

  15. This is super cute! I love the pink and white chevron.

  16. Super cute makeover Melanie – it caught my eye over at the Whimsy Wednesday Party. I recently did a makeover of the same table that I picked up at a local thrift store – so much fun to play with. You are on my Must Follow List.

  17. Love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.


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