When I saw this table I immediately had the idea of a game table, the existing squares on the surface were just asking to be a checkers board.
First step was a light sand and then the table was sprayed with Behr's Primer Plus in semi gloss black.
Measuring the board was the most complicated task for this table. Lesson learned to measure and mark twice, then tape. Second time was the charm. I added red craft paint on half of the squares to be colored. After drying, I carefully taped off the other direction to paint the remaining red squares. Once this was dry, I taped off a frame around the board, and finished this area with a mix of beige, gray and metallic silver blend.
I then color washed the remaining edge of the table to create a little more character and wood grain feel. A very light sand over the whole table and the top was looking like this.
A few coats of poly and a little distressing to the legs and the table was all set for a game.
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