Welcome back to Pondered Primed Perfected for another dose of Inspiration Cafe! It's been a crazy, busy time around here but I can't wait to show you my little DIY project.
You can guess what he said. :)
I stained the tabletop portion with a dark brown stain and left it otherwise unfinished. I knew I wanted to do something fun with it, but at that time I had no idea what....
We've been working on what we call the NOOK upstairs. It's a little gaming and movie viewing area we added to our upstairs space. We needed some type of lightweight table for setting a cribbage board or a game of checkers on...maybe some game controllers and a juice box from time to time. So...
Just the perfect size for board games, right?
So using our cardboard checkerboard as a sizing guide, I marked out a grid with pencil and straight edge. I measured the tabletop and marked the center point and measured out from there so it would all be centered nicely.
Once the lines were all marked I went over them again with a white paint pen. I wasn't going for perfect so I didn't get too concerned if the lines were a bit wobbly or the amount of paint coming out wasn't exactly consistent.
Once I had the grid done I started filling in every other square...you know...like a checkerboard! ;)
I didn't try to fill them in completely but kind of scribbled them in from one corner to the other. Then I went around the outer edge again to make it stand out as the border.
That's it! Simple really.
Then I got all artsy-smart and wanted to take some cool photos in the yard since the NOOK area is too dark for good photography.
A couple of stumps as chairs. Cool, huh!? I thought so!
Add the checkers and you're ready for some friendly competition.
BUT I decided I just had to climb on one of those cute little stumps to get a better angle. I got a better angle alright...when it dumped me on my Patootie in the grass!!!!!
Here's the angle from down there!!!(You'll notice the slightly broken "boxtailed" table joint...yeah...I did that when I used the table to break my fall. :) It hurt. A LOT. That'll teach me to get artsy-fartsy with my photos! I couldn't figure out if I should laugh or cry, so I did both. I think the table's okay. The camera survived too. My leg may be scarred a bit...that little stump took out a nice section of my shin. I uttered a few choice cuss words. I can't quite remember. I quickly snapped this last photo to check that the camera was okay, then crawled to the bench for first aid. Thank you Scotty!)
Little bit of wood glue and this table will be ready for some gaming action! I hope it hosts many fun games and happy moments. That might make up for the pain!!
I love how it looks with our glass chess set!
Time to brush up on my chess playing skills!!!