April 11, 2012

Cursive Alphabet Table

I got this tall table off of craigslist for only $25!!!  woohoo   I had this Idea to make it like an old school chalk board, but I didn't want to use chalk board paint so that people could eat on it and quite frankly chalk in MESSY.  I tried to make it like a big school desk and I thought how cute would it be to write the cursive alphabet on it.  Little did I know how hard it would be because the last time I had written real cursive letters must have somewhere around fifth grade (and lets just say that was a while ago).  nothing makes you feel not so smart than having to look up how to write a cursive upper case Q- seriously who came up with this stuff?  Anyway I got it done and yes it felt like homework, its not so perfect ( we'll call it primitive) and here it is before and after.



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  1. Really cute. Clever idea and I can't believe you had drew all those letters. You have much more patience than I do.

  2. This is spectacular! Love the red with the black and white...great contrast! You did a FAB job...I give you an A+!

  3. How clever is this? What a creative idea and perfect for this table. Love it!!
    Saw you at Transformation Thursday party:-)

  4. This is so cute, and so darn original. I love it, so clever!

  5. Love it! Your cursive is amazing!!! You would make any teacher proud :-). Great job.

  6. What a cute idea, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  7. love it how did you get the cursive top? Was it part of something else?

  8. I love that you did ALL of that work! The cursive is impressive. I would buy this in a heartbeat!!! So very cute, and you did a FANTASTIC job!


    1. Btw, I like to upcycle clothing ;) Furniture scares me

  9. Very pretty table!
    I would love for you to come link up at my Creative Inspirations party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. i'm a preschool teacher, i totally want this!!! it's amazing. great job!! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  11. your newest follower. awesome idea. I did a desk with french writing on the top and loved it, looks like I need to try other words to, cuz this one is awesome awesome too! nice job!

  12. Thi stable is amazing! I love it, great work!

  13. Okay, even if I wasn't a teacher I would find this table awesome! It looks just like the bulletin board displays around my classrooms when I was little. I know exactly what you mean about writing cursive since I half print, half write. I could never teach this skill to anyone else so thank goodness I have not been expected to do so with the grades I have taught. Amazing upcycle!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  14. It may not be perfect, but it is precious. GREAT MAKEOVER. For a minute, I thought the picket fence was attached to the top of the table.
    Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you'll follow back??? THANKS. 8-)

  15. So darn cute! What an awesome idea!

  16. Emily, you've done it again! Ok...now THIS is my favorite project of yours :) Thanks so much for sharing this beauty at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create! I will be featuring you this coming week on Facebook and pinning this one <3
    <3 Christina

  17. How unique! You sure come up with some creative ideas! I awarded you the versatile blogger award today, you can read about it here:

  18. I adore this! I'm already eyeing my tables for a place to do it! :) Seriously genius!

  19. Gorgeous! I learned to write cursive with d'nealian. I would love love love a table like that to grace my dining room. You totally gave it new life.

  20. Thanks for sharing on "Pin It and Win It Wednesday," I featured you! Hope you will come back and link up some more creations today!

  21. Featuring you on the blog tonight along with the details of my Inspiring Creative Women feature series <3

  22. Fun, quirky and yet still totally chic. I love it and am featuring it on Tickled Pink!

  23. I. Love. This! Thanks for linking up to last week's Refresh Your Nest Friday. Featured you!



  24. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!


    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick