For best results, start these steps at a very early age.
Step #1: Pick a best friend whom you foresee will have great taste in decorating when she has a home & family of her own one day.
Step #2: Begin to build a friendship by inviting her over to your house now & then, writing her notes & signing them "BFF's 4-ever" & "LYLAS" (love ya like a sister).
Step #3: Buy matching shirts that say "Best Friends Forever" and have your picture taken while wearing them so you will always have proof that you are really BFF's.
Step #4: Suggest to your parents that they invite her family along for a vacation to Disney World.
Step #5: Continue step 2 for several years until you both graduate from high school.
Step#6: Choose to attend the same out-of-state college & continue your friendship there.
Step #7: Find a guy & get married as soon as possible after she does, preferably within a month or two of her wedding.
Step #8: Have your first baby within a few months of the birth of her first child. If at all possible, make sure your baby is the same gender as hers so that they can also be BFF's.
Step #9: Continue this process, making sure you always keep your friendship at the BFF level. Have her family over for cookouts & for all your kids' birthdays. Have a girls' night out now & then, and offer to bring her Starbucks when you're on your way to see her.
Step #10: One day, casually ask her if she has ever thought of having a yard sale. Mention you've heard that people can make a lot of money at yard sales. This should seal the deal. On the day of her yard sale, offer to help so that you can have first shot at all the great stuff.
Step #11: Buy a table like this:
Step #12: Take it home & sand it down to rough it up & prepare it for paint.
Step #13: Spray the table top with a few good coats of Chalkboard Spray Paint, and paint the bottom in the color of your choice.
Step #14: Put the table in your game room to use for all kinds of things such as keeping score during a card game...
You could even draw a checker board on it & play checkers! Or just use it to hold your glass of sweet tea!
And it would also be great by the front door at a party to hold a basket of party favors with a little message for all the guests.
Just don't forget to invite your BFF to the party. After all, you've been through a lot together!
P.S. I'd like to dedicate this project to Denise, my BFF for (dare I say) 34 years! And yes, I did every one of those steps to get this table. Thanks, Denise!
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