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Monday, April 9, 2012

Let's Play!

Do y'all like to play board games? Us too! We love playing games, but what do you do with the games when your finished? This has been my dilemma for a while, especially living with mom in an 1100 square foot house. So what is the solution...
drag in another piece of furniture! 
Not exactly the solution my husband was hoping for, but I had an idea...a fun one! I found a $10 cabinet on CL and I knew it was perfect. It looked like a vintage cabinet, but actually it was built by the seller and vintage legs were added. It looks great as is, but I don't have to feel guilty about "destroying" an authentic vintage piece. So here she is in all her glory...
Craigslist find
She has a shelf...
...and great legs!
I was so psyched to find this piece...it was perfect for my "game" plan. I just needed to gather more supplies so I could get started. So back to CL where some guy offered over 300 board games for 50 cents each...I didn't need 300, but I did pick out 3 or 4 that had lots of cards and money...why? Cause' a game cabinet needs games. Imagine my husbands surprise when after dragging him out to pick up old games, he finds me slashing the games to pieces with my exacto knife. Once again, I got the head shake, but I didn't care cause' I had a plan...a good plan! I cut and slashed until I ended up with a pile of fun paper...like this...
Miniature Monopoly game board
Sorry game label, lots of money and property
Now that I had my paper ready it was time to prime my pretty cabinet...
White is not her color
She needs some color
After priming I was ready to decoupage with my homemade decoupage mix...equal parts of glue and water...easy peasy!
I grabbed all my cute paper and randomly placed money, property deeds, and other Monopoly game stuff on the top with my decoupage...I'm rich with play money....
Billions...if only...
Monopoly love!
At this point Cliff is still shaking his head
All about "Life"
One of our favs is "Sorry"
Once all the decoupaging was complete...and dry, I grabbed my little can of sunshine to finish her off...
Canned Sunshine
First coat ...don't ya just love yellow?

I decided to leave the legs unpainted, but I touched up the brassy tips with some gold acrylic...

Do you ever feel like you spend way too much time waiting for paint to dry? After the "paint wait" time I brushed the whole thing with a coat of urethane...
Nice satin finish
More waiting for things to dry... at least 24 hours for urethane to be touchable...and 3-4 weeks to cure.  As y'all know I'm a little impatient, so after 24 hours I was past ready for her photo shoot. I put her together, took pics and then undid it all to allow for more dry time. Luckily I left no marks or evidence of my impatience. Without further ado.....here is our new game cabinet...
Tah Dah!
Perfect for all our games
Money, Money, Money
Fun in the Sun
Like the bright accessories?
Left side
Right side
See my bonus finds?...check out the next pic
Great vintage Monopoly tokens...
I scored 4 vintage tokens in all...yippeee!
Do ya like?
Since I can't just do one thing at a time, I worked on the accessories while waiting for paint to dry....ya can't just sit still, right? You can see my post on the bookends HERE
Tell me what you think, what you would change, and whatever else you want to share. I just love hearing from you...Until next time, 


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54 comments:

Stacie said...

I love it! So creative!

www.createyourdecor.blogspot.com

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

this is just fabulous!! what a fantastic idea! My fav games from childhood too!!! I could totally see this in our room over the garage!! i agree, could not wait for the cure time...so happy you went ahead and took pictures!!

Bonnie @ uncommon
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Calista said...

Wow - This is amazing! What a fun piece to have for your game storage.

www.ahouseandyard.com

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute! We love to play board games at our lake cabin in the summer...this would look so cute in our cabin! LOVE IT!!!

xo,
RJ

4you-withlove said...

This is so fun...I LOVE it!

Megan said...

Thanks for following my blog!!! I love the yellow on this piece, it makes it so cheery and fun!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

This is great! I have a soft spot for decoupage furniture. It's just so dang fun! Hey I'm a new follower - met you at Project Parade.

Ashleigh said...

This is fantastic so bright and cheerful. It is amazing how good decoupage can make furniture look and it makes it so much more personalised. We re did our side table with maps http://madeinmorningside.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/side-table-revamp.html

xox

Carol @arewethereyet said...

Wow! This is really a cute piece - I'm so jealous that you are able to pick up pieces from CL - where we live everyone on CL lives two hours away! (No joke!)

Thanks for the kind comments you left on my blog and I'm following you too!
Hugs -
Carol @arewethereyet

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That cabinet is just sooo much fun!

Catherine L said...

This project is awesome! And your blog is so cute. Thank you for visiting (and following) my blog - I'm your newest follower! I look forward to seeing more of your cute projects.

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is super cute! Very creative! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Gail Purath said...

What a great idea and so well executed. I like it alot!

Marisa said...

I love how that turned out. Great idea.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is such a fun idea! and i love the bright yellow base color!

Motivated Mommy of two said...

WOW that is amazing, I love the creativity.
Stopping by from Tip Junkie link party

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Oh my gosh! That is so awesome and fun! I love it! Where would you put a piece like that in your house though?!

Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade said...

This is so retro! I love it. I wonder if I can find a similar piece at my local goodwill. We are a HUGE board game family here and I think everyone would absolutely love something like this. Now following!!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

This is brilliant! Like it, like it, like it!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Absolutely pinning this!

Eileen Hughes said...

This is an absolutely wonderful piece of work! Great job keep up the creativity.

Amber said...

Came over from Talent Tuesday.
Cute idea. I may have to do a version of this but in a frame since I have a whole closet of games.



http://creativeideas2day.blogspot.com/

Shiloh said...

What a bright fun way to store your games! Well worth your effort, I think.:)

Sewandthecity said...

Thank you for stopping by and leading me to your lovely blog! The Monopoly unit is totally fab...I have a slight envy for people who have the skill/space to upcycle furniture. I am your newest follower.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

What a incredibly great idea, it looks so cool and a great place to store all the games. Great piece of work! Well done! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

the cape on the corner said...

how fun! and i would never have guessed that wasn't a vintage piece!

Beth said...

how great is that for a game room! or my girls would love that in their room! Great job, very fun!

Crafty Mischief said...

I love this so much! I think I need one in my house! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now following you! :)

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

Wow, how fun is this!! I'd want to play games all day long! :-)

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Wow, what a great idea! I am sure it was hard to paint over a handmade item, but it turned out so fun!

Would love for you to share it on my web site so I can feature it!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Such a fun makeover...I love the pops of color and the vintage vibe. I just keep thinking "cool" when I look at it! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share.

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Amazing! It makes me wish my stepkids were young enough to still play lots of games.

The DIY Show Off said...

That is SO fun. You did a fantastic job! I love old board games too! ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor said...

This is co cool! Very unique. I'm pinning this one!

Melissa said...

How fun is this!!!! I have a cabinet identical to this except it's missing the doors. It's been sitting in my garage for awhile but now you've got my mind spinning with ideas!! Great job on this! It looks great!

Tisha said...

How adorable is that! I really love a creative project. Nicely done. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

I LOVE this!! It's very creative and fun. I'm definitely pinning this!! Thanks for sharing this project at Romance on a Dime!!

Amy F said...

Thats amazing! So clever.

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Featuring this on Oh My! Creative main slider and will be featuring on the blog this week! Thanks for sharing it!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Lori - I've featured you as my linky party favorite! Stop by and pick up a button! Hugs,

Kathy

Pam said...

Fantastic....I love it.

Angela Marie said...
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Angela Marie said...

Stopping by from Road Kill Rescue to let you know how amazing your game cabinet came out! Absolutly love it!

- Angela Marie @ sunkissedivory.blogspot.com

Blue Velvet Chair said...

this is just the inspiration I needed for a huge cabinet I have in my crafting space. I've been avoiding to paint it because it is ridiculously heavy...but decoupage! Yeah...that might be the answer!

Mike

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punk said...

Very artistic! I could use some of your inspiration to do something with my grandmother's cabinet. And yellow is a good choice!

Katherines Corner said...

Genius!!! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My Monday post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo P.S. I think we had that same piece of furniture when I was young.

Lisha @ 1house1couple said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOO cool Lori! I showed it to my sister too because she is here with me and she thinks it's awesome too! :)

You're so creative!

~Lisha

Kimberly Sminkey said...

That is absolutely amazing! I just love your game shelf so much!

Jed and Ivy said...

how cool! thanks for follwing me!

Aunt B said...

Fun idea! Thank you for sharing it.

Christine said...

Oh Sweet Sweet Lori!!! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!

Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

That is so fun!! That would be such a fun addition to a game room or play room.

Amy said...

Wow, that is such a fun piece...so clever how you used the play money to decorate. :) I'm glad you entered this in One Crafty Contest; good luck!