Meet Ryan. He likes to draw (a lot).
Last weekend I made the suggestion that he modify his coffee table into a drawing surface with chalkboard paint. Earlier this week he did just that and it turned out fantastic.
What you need to create this DIY of your own are Chalkboard Paint, and a surface of your choosing. Chalkboard paint can be found at any hardware, craft, or paint store. Make sure the surface is clean before applying the paint. If you are painting a wall or just a small area of any surface use painters tape to maintain a clean line. Apply two coats in a well ventilated area and allow to dry.
I recently learned about Dry Erase Board Paint so I will definitely be creating drawing surfaces with these two paints for my place soon.