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« on: October 14, 2010 09:39:18 AM »



My hubby's birthday was last weekend and we went camping to celebrate. He loves chess so I made him a chess set out of nuts and bolts that we took and played under the changing leaves. It was great.

I got the inspiration form a bunch of google images but out local hardware store didn't seem to have a lot in the way unique bolts and stuff. I had to get pretty creative and super glue helped. I'm not at all satisfied with the board. I will probably re do it but for now it works. I covered a regular board with this cool steam engine fabric i found using Modge Podge and taped and painted it with white paint then sprayed to seal. The board originally folded but then the paint and stuff stuck. Oh well.







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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010 10:07:21 AM »

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010 10:35:57 AM »

This is so fantastic! I absolutely ADORE it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010 11:22:02 AM »

This is so cool!! I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010 01:12:25 PM »

It's so simple, yet so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010 01:43:49 PM »

So clever!
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010 01:42:13 AM »

So fantastically unique and creative!! <3 it!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010 04:25:40 AM »

I love it! What a clever idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010 10:00:08 AM »

I absolutely love this. It is clever and it pleases the nerdy side of my brain. Those little game pieces kick butt and I am willing to bet your DH didn't even bat an eyelash at your less-than-perfect board. (Who cares? Eh? I didn't notice your 'mess up' until you pointed it out, lol!) The creativity definitely came through. Like you said, you can always re-do the board. You probably learned some good lessons for when that time comes. I love the fabric you chose and would not have guessed you painted on it. Ace!
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