A Monopoly game board is actually very pretty, and so is a Scrabble board! I painted both sides of a 22″ X 22″ piece of wood which was custom cut by the client to fit a table that originally came with a two sided insert of chess board/Backgammon designs . I simplified the two games as far as I could without affecting the play of the games. I added a little visual texture to the flat colors that are in the commercial designs, giving my version something special.
This vintage table was probably designed to hold a television back when televisions were big and fat, but as soon as I saw it I knew it had a higher purpose! It stands 27 1/2 inches tall and its top is 24″ X 21″. And it does something special! The whole top turns 360 degrees in BOTH directions!!! What better use than to play Scrabble on!!! I painted a faux pink marble top with a regulation size Scrabble-like board centered in the middle. Yes, I know, there are no labels on the pink, red and blue squares, but if you love to play Scrabble then you know what the colors mean without the labels, right? I also painted all four of the table’s side skirts with soft pink wild roses for a touch of charm. It is sturdy with legs that can be easily unscrewed and removed for transport.