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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's A Goodwill Good Deal - $2 Mod Podge Checkerboard Tray

When I had my apartment, I found a tray at Goodwill for $2.  I used paint and Mod Podge to turn it into a checkerboard tray to display on my coffee table/storage chest.  Back then, I had a lot of red and beige in my decor.  Since my color pallet has changed, I took the old checkerboard and revamped into something that would work in my sitting room.  It was time for a change anyway, because the old board had seen a lot of wear and tear over the years. 

Here's how I got this.......

.....from this.

I used masking tape to tape off the checker squares.

Once the board was taped, I painted the red squares grey.

Once the paint was dry, I took off the tape, and this was the finished paint job.

I used Mod Podge to decoupage scrapbooking paper to the sides of the board.

Once the paper was decoupaged, I uded Modge Podge to decoupage the entire board.

While the board was drying, I began working on my checker pieces.  I used four bags of craft wood circles that can be found at craft stores for about a dollar a bag.

Using my leftover grey paint, I painted half of the circles grey.

Since I already had black spray paint for a previous project, I spray painted the other half of my circles black.  I also spray painted a plastic container black.  I found the container at the craft store for $1, and it's the perfect sized to hold the checker pieces.

Finished Project :)

Tray - $2
Paper - $1
Paint - $2
Craft Wood- $4
Container - $1

TOTAL = $10

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  1. Looks PERFECT! Can I play?! You made it so pretty!

  2. I love this!! What a beautiful, unique & useful piece to have on display!

  3. It's very pretty and a great game to play. I love the flowers you added. Mod Podge Rocks!

    Your new follower

  4. what a great idea and great inspiration for me! we are finishing our basement and doing black and white tiles in the bar and bathroom (going for a retro vibe) and this is a great way to bring that into the living room part of the basement. yay!

  5. Great job! This is super creative. My husband loves to play checkers. I think he'd love this tray! I'm your newest follower and love your blog.

    I would love if you'd link this up at Sew Woodsy today at our What's Up Wednesday's link party.

  6. Wow, great job! I would love for you to link up today to "It's a Party"!

  7. Great job on this checkerboard! Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your I am loving your posts. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

  8. First of all you are adorable. Second I love your blog and third this is such a cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I pinned it :) I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  9. So cute! It turned out great, very creative. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! I will be featuring your checkerboard this week. Drop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!

  10. i love this too! Thank's for linking this project up to at Sew Woodsy last week.