Custom Painted Checkers/Game 1/2 Table

July 9th, 2014 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
12 users recommend

This table started off as half of a table top I found at an estate sale.  It was quite big so I figured I would make two tables out of one.  I had some old, beat up table legs that worked perfectly for this table top.  I custom cut out the backboard piece to compliment it being a hall table.  All the legs face forward so it sits flush against a wall.

The hardest part was masking off the checkerboard design.  Glad that's over!  A lot of distressing and wax and it's complete!  Let the games begin!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of
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Comments (5)

PlentyPlace writes: I hear ya' on the checkerboard struggle. But it turned out so well! =) Posted: 8:43 am on July 27th
UdyRegan writes: I am not a particular fan of pieces that are too colourful, but for a decorative table I suppose it works. When it comes to storage pieces and stuff that's meant to not be out in the open, I would prefer to see the grain... Give me sanded down and original pigments please! Posted: 8:26 pm on July 16th
BillyJo writes: Thanks Brian. I have an end table I was going to do the same thing too. Thanks for the tip Billy Jo Posted: 9:45 am on July 15th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks Jim! I love distressing as much as you do. Posted: 2:32 pm on July 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Great job, Brian! It looks straight out of an old farmhouse.


Posted: 8:28 am on July 13th
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