So I went MIA for a few days...Sorry, just went through a little slump, I have to go back to work this week after having 1 month off. I have really enjoyed my time off.... *sigh*
I had a few projects going on, the only one I'm really ready to reveal is this super cute Checker Board Table. My 6 year old really likes to play games, and sometimes its just a pain to break out the board games, so we don't play as much as we'd like...
My resolution to this little dilemma... make one of the games a piece of furniture that is out all the time, so when we see it, we can play! sounds fun huh?
And here it is... wanna play?
All I did was revamp the top of a little side table I already had in our livingroom.
Here it was before, with a pleather upholstered top. Cute, just could be cuter! and now it is!
First step was to unscrew the top. Then peel away the pleather. I was super lucky, it wasn't all sticky...phew...
I sanded it, then painted it white. taped off the squares one section at a time. To get the color I wanted I got out my craft paints, and mixed up some blue, green, and some brown. PERFECTO!
To add to the look of it, I painted a black border all around the outside...Love it!
Now the best part...Sand the top to age it a bit. I took some dark brown acrylic paint, watered it down then covered the entire top...added just the right tint! woo hoo!
Last but not least I cut some trim, 45 degree angles...for the clean look, painted them espresso to match the base of the table and brad nailed it to the outside, like a frame. then screwed the top back on.
And presto chango now you have a Checker Board Table! Cool Huh! Now I have to figure out what is going to work best for the playing pieces... any suggestions?
See ya soon!