Starting with the benches:

You need one 1″ x 8″ x 47 1/2″ long board, or measure according to the length of your coffee table*

2 pieces wood: 1″ x 8″ x 7 1/2″ for the legs…cut a v-shape on one end of each piece

1 wood piece for the center bracket: 1″ x 2″ x 42″

Jigsaw, Circular saw, Pencil, Wood screw, Router *Optional, Turquoise satin finish latex paint, Paint brush

Directions:

*If you want to push the bench under the coffee table, you’ll want to make these a little shorter and keep in mind where the legs stand on the coffee table.

Assemble the pieces as follows:

Take the center bracket and screw onto the center of each of the “legs”.

Router the long board {Optional} and set on top of the “legs”. Screw into place.

Finish by painting!

Find a coffee table that you love and one that you are willing to forever allow the kids to have fun with.

Sand the table. Paint the sides and legs of the coffee table. We used a turquoise satin latex paint.

Next spray paint the top of the coffee table with a primer. Then spray the top with chalkboard spray paint {find it at Home Depot}. Spray 2 coats for a good chalkboard.

Get out the chalk. Put the benches at the table and let the kid’s enjoy!

via Make a Kid’s Chalkboard Table with Benches | Homemaking Cottage Blog.