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Project by rivergirl posted 09-27-2010 09:36 PM 2629 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More silly stuff….......This is a rustic gameboard (Parchesi) that I handpainted onto the bottom of an old wooden kitchen drawer that I rescued from the trash. The finish is distressed. The dimensions are about 20L X21W X5” deep. It can hang on the wall or sit on a table top. I also made a checker board one that I turned into a table but I didn’t take any pictures before I sold it. I have one drawer left- I think I will probably make another checkerboard top. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 09:40 PM

That is great.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 09:56 PM

That’s a colorful looking game board, rivergirl; It looks like an antique and you’ve done a great job on it. Keep it rolling.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 10:10 PM

Wery nice :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 10:14 PM

Wonderful to see another collector…
It’s the most wonderful sickness I ever got!
Cool, and good idea.
By the way, my sweet River, I love always your streams of words.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 10:25 PM

beautyfull antique look you have created
and great recycling

and its not silly just ask my doughter they play it seriusly in the school :-)

take care
Dennis

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#6 posted 09-27-2010 11:28 PM

Rg, You are a very talented person and have an eye for “what it could be” that most people aren’t blessed with…

-- RonWen

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 02:40 AM

Parchesi is a wonderful game! It’s one of the main ones I remember playing with my family growing up… though I guess I may still be working on the growing up part. Well done with the board, it looks great :)

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 02:40 AM

That is just awesome! You never stop! You are so multi-talented!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 01:01 PM

Not really talented Christine… just A.D.H.D. I get bored easily and am easily distracted. This is the type of stuff I do on rainy days when my eco-friendly open air cathedral of construction (aka the yard) is being rained upon. Like I could never complete a carved bedroom ensemble that took 3 months? No way. First- I would have to learn how to carve… but after that… never ever could I work in teeny tiny increments for months and months on the same project… I am a “hit it an git it” kind of girl. LOL PS . Just go find some old junk wooden drawers and turn one over… swab it with paint that works for the “primitive” furniture style… then use a STENCIL and fat stencil brushes- you know a modification system for artistically impaired kids like me who never learned to follow deteailed directions and color/paint inside the lines… and then when the newly painted inverted drawer looks all nice and pretty TAKE A SANDER OVER TOP OF IT ALL and wala… creation completed. hehehehe

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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