While I was cleaning up down there the other day I came across our collection of board games. I remember thinking "Oh thats where Candyland is. Why don't we play this anymore? The kids loved it." The simple answer is because that game, among others, was being stored in our cluttered basement, all but forgotten about.
So I decided to do something about that. The Candyland game board in particular is a riot of fun colours and images. Just the sort of thing that would look adorable in our playroom/ daycare space. I thought if I could take the game board out of the box and hang it on the wall like a piece of art we could appreciate the fun game board while also helping us remember to play it more often.
I started by looking for a picture frame in which to hang the game board. But game boards are not standard sizes and I couldn't find anything that was going to fit. Custom framing? Not for hundreds of dollars, thankyouverymuch! I am a moderately intelligent, reasonably capable woman... I could make my OWN frame. Right? Right?........
Off to the hardware store I ventured and bought a 7ft length of molding for $4.50.
After carefully measuring (measure twice, cut once!) I cut the molding at 45 degree angles.
|Measuring against the game board.|
|Cutting at 45 degrees|
|Cut. Next measurement.|
|Starting to look like a frame|
|Those man hands belong to That Guy who very sweetly|
helped me with this project. They are not my hands ;)
|Liquid nails and my staple gun|
|Cut to size|
|Nice snug game board|
|Painters tape is the friend of a sloppy painter (me)|
Notched out and attached hanging hardware and we were pretty much done.
I thought I should show you, my gentle readers, where I hung my fun new art. I replaced this art... and by "art" I mean a piece of scrapbook paper in a dollar store frame. It was too small for the wall and frankly never intended to be permanent decor.
|too small art|
|The colours are so fun|
Now Walter and Audrey can play anytime. We can just take it down from the wall and play as is, in the frame. When we are done it just gets hung back up. Tidy and pretty!