So, I can't really say that this project was ALL my idea because I have seen chalkboard coffee tables around a lot of places.
I always thought it was a good idea, so then a few days ago when Grace might have found a pen and decided it was a good idea to draw all over my cute pedestal coffee table in our front room... instead of busting out the magic erasers and making a big deal out of it... I decided to embrace drawing on tables and gave it a coat of chalkboard paint.
The room needed some darker elements to make it more grounded, so I think it's actually PERFECT! I've prepared myself to embrace lots of messy chalky scribbles, but actually I think it adds a load of character and helps our house feel even more lived in.
So the lesson is, why fight writing on furniture when you can embrace it?