About a month ago I had the absolutely huge honor of being able to participate in The Home Depot Style Challenge on their blog! The theme was outdoor games, and I was challenged to include the material 'wood' in my project! I was completely ecstatic that I was given the opportunity to work with such an amazing brand that I honestly, whole-heartedly love. And if you follow me on Instagram, you can see that I am there often! Working with The Home Depot was a dream come true for me! After much brainstorming, I decided to build something that was both fun and useful! So I created our new DIY Outdoor Checkers Game Table!
DIY Outdoor Checkers Game Table
We really wanted an outdoor table to eat at so we came up with a solution to have both an outdoor game table and a dining table! We love how the table turned out!
It looks just like a normal, pretty, dining table but with a simple flip, the tiled table inserts turn over to reveal...checkerboards!
This was so much fun to create and has brought such joy to our family to have! My kids beg us to play checkers with them nearly every day!
We even came up with the fun idea to use large washers as game pieces! They turned out so cool!
If you want to learn more, get my supply list and see my step-by-step process photos, please visit The Home Depot Apron Blog HERE.
This is truly one of our favorite DIY's of the summer!
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This is such a great idea! I love that you can hide the checker board if you just want to set the table for a nice dinner. What a fantastic post!
Thank you so much Sharon!!
Lisa | A Merry Mom
What a great table! Both sides of the inserts are so lovely. It looks perfect for relaxing outside - no matter which side of the table you're using!
Thank you so much Lisa!! 🙂
Kara @ Mine for the Making
LOVE this!!!! What a great idea! Pinning!
Oh thank you so much Kara! And thanks for pinning!!
I love this idea! and we love to play checkers!! I might have to copy 🙂
Oh thank you Debbie! You should definitely make one! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
[email protected] SillyPearl
What a cool idea! I'm in awe of your skills!
Oh thank you so much 🙂 And thanks for stopping by!
Christy @ Our Southern Home
I absolutely adore this project! It would be perfect on our screened porch!!! ~Christy
Thank you so much Christy! And I agree...it would be perfect on a screened porch! Now I want a screened in porch... 🙂
Oh my gosh, Ashley!! How ridiculously AWESOME is this table?!? I love the heck out of it!!
Awwww...thank you so much Kristi!!! Hugs!
This is genius! I love it 🙂
Oh thank you so much Stacy!!! And thank you for stopping by 🙂
This is brilliant Ash and something you'd only see at like a speciality furniture place! Love it!
Oh thank you so very much Britni!!! 🙂 You are the sweetest. And thanks for stopping by!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family
You are a creative genius! I love this table, and I especially love that it is dual purpose. Great job!
hahaha 🙂 Oh thank you Megan 🙂 You are the sweetest!! Thanks for stopping by!
This is so cool, Ashley! I love how you can just flip it back and forth between the game and tile! That is genius!
Oh thanks so much Jenna! It is really a lot of fun to use too!
amy @ one artsy mama
That is gorgeous and so much fun! Love it!
Thanks so much Amy!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
How fun! My kiddos love chess and checkers so this would be a huge hit!
Thanks Maryann! Oh your kids would definitely love a table like this then!
I love this and it's so gorgeous! We're always looking for new ways to enjoy family game night!
Thank you Stacy! And thanks for stopping by!
What a fun project! My family would love this and you did a great job on it.
Oh thank you so much Leanne!!
I love this Ashley!!! Hours and hours of fun!!
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie
What an awesome project! Thanks for sharing this game table at The Pin Junkie. It's being featured at this week's party! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/09/pin-junkie-pin-party-83.html
I am looking for a plan for a table, and love this idea. However it seems the Home Depot link is not working -do you have a different link to the cut list and plans?
Nancy. L. Sparks
I can't seem to find your details of step by step how to do the checker board.. Basicly it doesn't look hard. I can figure it out really almost by the picture.. Just don't know what kind of glue you used.. That was really what I was looking for.. Thanks..& Blessings to You..... Nancy
Need the Becker board directions