I found a really ratty coffee table, but the base still looked good. I dragged it home, removed the moldy old top and cleaned up the metal legs. I decided to turn it into a chalkboard coffee table! I bought a piece of 1/4 inch mdf, a can of chalkboard spray paint and some bolts to attach the top to the base.
After I cut the top to size and drilled holes for the bolts I gave it two coats of Kilz primer. I sanded everything smooth and sprayed on two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.
Yay, chalkboard coffee table! It's going to be fun sketching, jotting down notes, or even playing games!