Although I'd like to tell you that some of my favorite holiday gifts were the small meaningful things (and they were), the things that stick out most in my mind were the big things. This chalkboard table with handmade benches would have kept me entertained all year long (hear that Mom, I was totally deprived!).
Shiloah Baker had the help of her family in creating this lovely blue chalkboard table. At first I was expecting a tutorial on how to make it (because apparently I like to do things the hard way), but her brilliant suggestion to utilize a coffee table instead is a good one.
You can find tables for cheap on Craigslist, thrift stores or even from friends and family. Though this project could be made any time of the year, it's a great project for the holidays if you're looking for something big to make a splash that doesn't make an equal dent in your pocketbook. Make sure to hop on over to The Homemaking Cottage where Shiloah has all the details on making your own.
(Image: The Homemaking Cottage)