The examples I’ve seen before always had a rustic country look to them in colonial blues and rusty reds, which is not in keeping with my taste. But by choosing pink and green, inspired by the game pieces I knew I’d be swiping from our generic version of Connect Four, I was able to make our checker table fit the more flowery and feminine cottage style you’ll find here in our home. Perhaps you have a table you can quickly transform from humdrum to fun this way, in colors and a style that suits your taste.
|I used acrylic paint for the playing board|
and the recycled container for the checkers,
with a top coat of polyurethane
over the board to make it durable.
I’m resisting the urge to paint flowers around the board. I don't want it to be so girly and frilly that my boys won't want to use it. Though I suppose you could argue that real men don’t care if their checkers are pink…