DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board


DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board and easy entertaining ideas for a simple weekend gathering with friends.

I am SO excited to show you my new white kitchen table. I recently spotted the Charlotte Pedestal Table from Ave Raw and fell in LOVE! The curves are absolutely gorgeous. I knew it would look perfect painted white with a little bit of distressing. It definitely brightens up my kitchen and makes it feel more open.

DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board... a beautiful new dressed table really opens up the kitchen!

I found these awesome metal blue chairs to go with the table and I think they go along perfectly. I used a Chalk Paint decorative paint to finish it and used my distressing technique. I even made a little video tutorial for you below. I used the same steps as I did on this dresser. :)

Once my table was painted, I picked up a fresh bunch of flowers for the top. I hosted a BBQ last weekend, so I knew I wanted something simple to spruce up the space.


DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board -- beautiful peonies

One thing I’ve learned over the past few years, is that you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen (or on making decor for that matter) to create a nice looking spread.

Since I had a pretty new table, a vase full of pink peonies on top was a must. Aren’t they gorgeous?! Fresh flowers are a must in my book when it comes to entertaining. They are the simplest way to decorate a table.

DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board... an easy cheese board is perfect for entertaining

Another thing I love to do is have appetizers set out on the table. This past weekend I created this delicious cheese board with all kind of different cheese, meats and spreads. I like to have a variety, so everyone has something they love. Here’s what I included:

Ingredients for the perfect Cheeseboard

DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board Elements:

  • Water/multigrain crackers
  • French baguette, sliced
  • Pita bread, cut into triangles
  • Salame
  • Prosciutto
  • Pistachios
  • Cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
  • Gouda cheese
  • Brie cheese (recipe below)
  • Green olives
  • Hummus
  • Jam

2-ingredient baked brie with honey AMAZING!

Baked Brie with Honey

Yield: 12 to 16 servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 5 to 7 minutes

Total Time: 8 to 10 minutes


  • Brie cheese rind
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons of honey


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the brie in half. Wrap a baking sheet with foil and then place the brie rind on the foil. Drizzle the honey over the top.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese has started to melt out. Enjoy with french baguettes or crackers.

DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board... an easy place setting and everything is ready!

You could also set your table with a simple place setting. All I did was place the plates on top of chargers and then a napkin on top of the plate. Then for the name tag I cut off a few branches for my boxwood bushes outside and place them inside of a name tag.
DIY Chalk Paint Table + Cheese Board... the new table was so easy to DIY and have ready for a fun party

Are you swooning over the pedestal table yet? I seriously fall more in love every time I walk by!

Tips for creating an easy cheese plate, perfect for entertaining!

So there you have it, some of my simple tips for painting a table and creating a cheese board for your friends!


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Beth @ That One Mom posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:00 am (#

    I love peonies…they are one of my favorite flowers. I thought about trying to grow some, but my daughter told me that plants look at me and lose their will to live so I decided not to!!
    That cheese plate looks fabulous to. I wonder if I could count that as dinner?!?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:21 am (#

      Haha! Peonies are incredibly easy to grow! The key is to not mow down the greens after they bloom. :)

      That cheese plate could ABSOLUTELY count as dinner! Make a veggie platter to go with it, and you have a wonderful summer meal!

  2. Whitney posted on June 23, 2016 at 11:25 am (#

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  3. Jessica - The Novice Chef posted on June 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm (#

    WHAT??! This looks so good! Love the table and that cheese plate… <3 <3 <3

  4. Ginny McMeans posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:36 pm (#

    My favorite way to eat. Lots of great fresh fruit and vegetables all piled onto a pretty cheese board. The table is also – just beautiful!

  5. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet posted on June 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm (#

    So many great ideas and your photos are gorgeous!

  6. Dee posted on June 24, 2016 at 1:47 am (#

    I love the table and those gorgeous aqua chairs. And the food looks amazing!

  7. Michelle De La Cerda posted on June 24, 2016 at 2:36 am (#

    Wow! What amazing pictures. I was definitely swooning over that amazing table as well as those beautiful flowers and wonderful spread you have set up. So Amazing!

  8. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls posted on June 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm (#

    Wow!! I love that table…and the chairs…and the Bakery sign, lol They are perfect!

  9. Sharon @ What the Fork Food Blog posted on June 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm (#

    This looks so pretty and perfect for entertaining this summer! Yummy too! 

  10. Cathy Trochelman posted on June 27, 2016 at 1:14 am (#

    Absolute perfection! Everything is stunning!

  11. Angie posted on June 27, 2016 at 11:58 am (#

    Beautiful table, and I love the blue chairs. I’ve inherited my mom’s old maple table and am considering whether to refinish it in its original maple or paint it totally different. This gives me another possible idea. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lauren @ Hall Nesting posted on June 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm (#

    Don’t be surprised if you find me sitting at your table tomorrow expecting to see this on the table 😉

  13. Lolly Jane posted on June 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm (#

    Love this table, Jamielyn! So gorgeous, you did a great job with the whole space!


  14. Tara Roark posted on July 1, 2016 at 6:25 pm (#

    I absolutely love your table and kitchen.

  15. Janice posted on August 5, 2016 at 8:35 pm (#

    I love your beautiful table and e aqua chairs, it all looks perfect.  Happy weekend with love Janice

  16. Celeste posted on March 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm (#

    I ABSOLUTELY love this kitchen table! It looks like you have a similar kitchen layout as I do…I’m wondering if it’s possible to get a view of the whole kitchen? I’m trying to convince my husband that a round table would look gorgeous in the space we have 😜 And I think your layout is the ticket!!! 

  17. Outdoor Coffee Table posted on May 9, 2017 at 3:13 am (#

    i like your white round coffee table ideas

  18. Shanna posted on August 2, 2017 at 3:39 am (#

    I love the aqua/blue chairs. I’ve searched all over the internet tying to find the same ones, where did you purchase these?