Transform Nesting Tables Into Fun Family Game Boards

Season 6 Episode 1
CC | tv-pg
Amp up a night in with these tables that double as checkers and tic tac toe boards.

  • Set of wood nesting tables
  • Straight edging ruler or T-square
  • Masking tape (1.5")
  • Water-based paint: red, black and white
  • Containers for paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sealant


    Choose one table for the checkerboard table.

    Set up the grid by tapingoff the edge of the table to set a border for the checkerboard. Each square is 2 inches, totaling eight 2-inch squares.

    Mark every 2 inches alongedgeusingthe T-Square to make all 8squares. Repeat in the opposite direction to make the checkerboard.

    Mix the white paint lightly with water and paint every other square.

    Expert Tip: The more water you have, the more transparent. Simply add paint for thickening if you dilute to much with the water.

    Set aside to dryfor approximately 30 minutes. While it is drying, prepare to make the tic-tac-toe board on the smallest table.

    For the Tic Tac Toe Table: You will need to make 2 lines 4 inches apart with a straight edge. Tape the board and use the utility knife to cutaway excess tape in the middle.

    Next, paint in between the lines. Once complete, set aside to dry for 30 minutes.

    Once all paint has dried, remove tape from both tables.