Friday, July 1, 2011


Debbie is having a Copy-cat party and I wanted to attend, so here I am!!

I recently spied the cutest outdoor checkers set in which the board was a small vintage style tablecloth with the checker pattern in the center. The game pieces were vintage looking buttons.

Super cute.

And I wanted it, but for $27, I figured dragging our original style checkers game outside would suffice. Not super cute, but it would get the job done. ;)

Until one day I was trolling through the local Goodwill store and not finding anything, started to walk out and I spotted a brown wooden checker board! For $ was a no brainer, so it came home with me.

Imagine my surprise when I bought the recent Woman's Day mag (with the cute 'corn' cupcakes on the cover) and flipped through and saw that they copied me!!

Well, not really, but I bought my board way before I saw the how-to article. So there!

The board I bought had light and dark squares on it so it made a great template. All I did was spray it with primer, then taped off stripes to paint. I then sanded it down to give it a worn look and trimmed it out with an antique white craft paint. A light poly coat and she was done.

Except I didn't have any playing pieces. Not to worry! Another trip to the GW (after forgoing finding buttons) and I found a checkers/chess game for $1.99 and painted the pieces coordinating colors.

(I just noticed this pic is off center and it's bugging me!! Sorry 'bout that...)

I love how it looks and have it all set up for a game if you wanna come over....

Check out the party!! Lots of cute ideas to see!!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I love this checker board. My boys have one of those rug ones they play. Thanks so much for joining in the fun. Hope to see you again soon.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Am I really your first follower? Cool...come back Monday and join in my newbie party.

refresh restyle said...

Love the colors of yours! Great job, they copied you! I'm following you too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is such a cute project! I really love the colors of your checkerboard!
hugs, Linda

Queenie said...

I love this idea and these colors for checkers...great job on your project!

Joanne Kennedy said...

So happy you stopped by my blog and introduced yourself. I just spent the last 1 1/2 hours reading your blog all the way through!

I had so much fun. We have a lot in common. Plus reading about places you went to here in OC was fun as I could really picture what you were doing. To bad you moved away. I think we could have been friends :)

I have you on my blog roll now so I hope you post often. I'll be reading!


Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Thank you for opening up in your comment on my blog. You don't have an email linked so I am leaving a comment on this post. My two nieces are what's important. Not my SIL.