Decorating with Vintage Game Pieces and other Fun Stuff
Let's play Where's the Trash:
How many different kinds of reclaimed items do you see in the airplane??
This work of art was seen at a local Bird House store in Edom Texas. It is actually a bird house. See the hole there under the PC Board
Game Boards from old Cutting Board by Always Looking HGTV Board
Always Looking over on the HGTV Message board tells us how to create these great looking game boards. Thanks for the great instructions.
TIC TAC TOE BOARD
I made this table for a friend who wanted one. We had the STOP sign already (we didn't steal it). I added trim around the sides and old chair legs as the legs. The angels were a bit tricky, but I cut them at 22 degrees, and got one just the way I wanted it. Then I made 7 more just like it. I did have to caulk as the joints wern't perfect. She tells me it's a hit with her friends.
Now this is a little different. I found a bunch of those old metal stencils at an estate sale. I've always wanted some but wasn't sure what to do with them. These had paint already on them (yellow) So I decided to paint the other in various colors and came up with this arrangement on an old table top. Afterwards I realized it would make a great clock, if I had the right numbers in the right places. So I tore off and rearranged some numbers so that I have the 12, 3, 6, & 9 in the correct spots. I'll add the hands and mechanism as soon as I can find an old clock at a garage sale with the right sized hands. With the colors and Whimsey, I think it will make a great clock in my "game" room.
I found this small old pool table at a flea market for 8.00. I'm thinking coffee table or foot stool in the future. I brought it home and stared at it for a few days. Then I decided to just paint the felt. After researching what pool tables looked like I went with burgundy. I just watered down some paint I had and voila, there you have it. It wasn't hard at all. I ran some stain over the wooden parts, added some fringe and just sat it on top of a side table that I already have for now. In the future I'll probably add legs to thei and maybe a glass top, to turn it into a useful coffee table.
Some of my ideas include:
Bowling Pin Lamp, bubble gum machine lamp, bubble gum machine fish bowl, various furniture with game theme incorporated (see below for pics). On the Wall, Dart Board, Game boards (cardboard and wood), Game piece collages. On the windows, Hockey sticks for curtain rods, or skis as valances.
This little cabinet has a checker board as the base, and a couple of chess pieces painted gold sitting on top of the base. It will go in my room.
The far Right book has a great, Game Themed room, section. All 4 of these books are favorites of mine
Wooden Game Boards as Art
More Game Related Ideas
This is a wall decoration made by Joyluck from the HGTV board
Here's some junk I've collected that may end up in this room.
I think the yellow one will be turned into a table.
These are artists and shops that have products that would do well in a Game Themed Room.
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