Paint the top of your table with chalkboard paint and create a fun surface to doodle on while entertaining. You can write out the menu, draw arrows to items saying what they are or your guests names above their plates.
This would also be a great idea to have in a creative office where you and your collegues can illustrate ideas for a project!
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I have used Home Depot's chalkboard paint in the past and am a huge fan. I recommend doing at least two - three layers of chalkboard paint. Always leave an hour or two between each layer to dry. Wait 3 days for the paint to cure before you draw on the table. Happy entertaining!
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