Thursday, January 28, 2010

Game Boards Galore – I am so addicted!

Well, I must say that I am happy to report that my game board hallway is now complete.  I was debating on whether or not to put my game boards in the hallway or going up the stairs and I am glad that I put them where I did.  I guess I like them in my hallway because I pass by them ever single day, several times a day.  I get to enjoy them so much more where they are at plus I get to show them off more.  I guess you could say that I am pretty proud of them.  I have so many game boards, several different sizes, lots of prim colors and they are all different in their own way.  Let’s see….. I have a total of 23 game boards and they were all made by myself which is pretty neat.  Of course I have other game boards elsewhere in my home, but the bulk of them are right in my hallway.  Yep, I am pretty pleased with the way that it turned out.  So, are you all ready for a look?  Here we go…..


These were some that I just recently finished up.  Here they are shortly after staining.

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Well, there you have it ladies.  That is my game board hallway.  What do you all think?  I am so happy with it and very proud to share with you what it looks like.  It has been a long time coming, but it is finally complete.  It is definitely fun being creative.  There is nothing more satisfying then sitting down and letting your mind take over.  Creating another game board and  filling in another area on my wall.  My Mom keeps asking me what my next project is gonna be and I keep telling her that I am not quite sure yet.  I have a half bath that could use a small make-over.  I love how it is decorated so I won’t change that up, but I am looking forward to painting the cabinets so we will definitely put that on the list.  I would also love to give our bedroom a make-over and I also want to get things hung up in my stairwell so I have a few things that could keep me busy until springtime.  Once spring arrives then I will be working totally and completely on that cupboard that I want to put my TV on.  Yep, I am waiting patiently for that day to complete that bad boy.  Hopefully it will be worth it in the long run.  Here is a picture of it just in case you forgot what it looked like.  Oh boy…. just looking at it makes me all giddy inside.  I am so desperately wanting to use it, but I must refrain from going out in the cold to work on it.

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Well, I better run for now.  I have to get lunch ready for my very ornery little boy.  By the way ladies….. can someone please explain to my son that we are suppose to wear pants at ALL TIMES!!  Yep, I went in to get him from his nap yesterday and there he stands without any pants.  I just have to laugh when he tells me that he likes to be a naked jaybird.  So rotten!!



Yep, he is just so happy and content being naked.  He cracks me up!!  Hopefully this phase will end sooner rather then later.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Awesome gameboards and what a creative way to display them. Your lil' one sure is a cutie!

Pam said...

Love all of your gameboards & how you have them displayed in your hallway! Your little boy is a cutie...I enjoy hearing your stories on him! Makes me smile everytime=)

Claudia said...

Wonderful! You did a great job and should be very proud. I love how you displayed them.

Carmen C. said...

LOL...what a stinkery stinker! I love the gameboard hallway, what a great idea to dress up an otherwise empty space!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

nope the naked part will never go away..hubby sleeps that way and has for ever..;)I know your game boards did a great job..I am itching to paint my needs a makeover and some paint will certainly help it on its way..have a good one..:)

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, you sure got a burst of energy
since you got to feeling better!
I love your gameboard hall! I was
going to make some, but decided to
put samplers where I was going to put them. It looks great!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Anonymous said...

Your game board hallway looks awesome!!! I need to start putting mine up...and I'm pretty sure that I don't have enough yet to fill up the whole hallway.
Carmen is too cute! Boys will be boys!!
Take care and stay warm,

Jody said...

Your gameboard hallway is just terrific Lisa. Isn't it nice too that you created them all yourself? Makes that hallway all the more special. You have done a wonderful job with that.
Good luck with the little one, he is adorable!

Katherine said...

I love your gameboards and the way you've displayed them. Your son is a cutie. My baby will be a teenager on Saturday, and he still has to take his pajamas off before he goest to sleep. Boys!
have a lovely day!

ChristinaP said...

Wow, you must LOVE checkers....just teasing....I think they are all beautiful! You do a great job displaying them too!

Sheila said...

I really like how you've displayed all the gameboards. Very nice!
My 3 yr old grandson seems to be going through the same thing. Insisted when he was here last week he didn't need to wear jammies! Just his boxers and the top. Must be a boy thing! :)

Janene said...

That is such a beautiful hallway that you have...I can see why you put them there.
Such a talented stenciler you are Lisa.
As for the pants thing...Moe (and she was the only one out of 6) did that for about a year. And if I remember, it was about the same age as Cameron. We just stayed home a lot! LOL
Cherish the moments!

Susannah said...

Lisa, those gameboards are great....and just did them all by yourself. There is so much satisfaction in the things we accomplish.

Cameron? Just being silly and a boy. He is so cute!

Have a nice day, Lisa.

Friends, Susannah

Anonymous said...

Wow! Love the game boards. Dori

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

Love the gameboards, Lisa! You did a great job on them!! You sure haven't been hit with the winter blues!! I envy you - getting a lot of crafting done! I can't wait to see your cupboard when it's done!

Stay warm my friend!

Craftyperson said...

I love your hallway with all your done an amazing job on each and everyone...
Your little man is to cute...I remember my son going thru that stage...just enjoy the time that he is little...they seem to grow up so fast...

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Lisa I love your gameboards and the way you displayed them in your hallway is awesome!! Your home is so nice! You are very creative :)

Can't wait to see your cupboard when you finish it...warm weather can't come soon enough!!

Take care and stay warm!

appleberrycottage said...

Looking for your next project? Please come to my house and re-do it! :) Don't worry about the no clothes phase, as it will pass. It will then go on to other things - it's a boy thing.

Julie said...

I love your game boards. You have a great technique for painting. I just posted a few pics from my small bathroom that needs a redo, but I won't be getting to it anytime soon. I can't wait to see your cupboard when your done. It is a great old piece!

american girl primitives said...


Your hallway looks so nice with your gameboards, you should be proud. As far as your little boy goes I would just keep putting those pants back on him and tell him that we cover our private parts, maybe he'll outgrow it soon.



love all your gameboards!!! looks wonderful...

Bubbasmom said...

Do you freehand your gameboards or use stencils ? They are wonderful.I have the board but don't think I can draw that good.

Angie Berry said...

Your little one is a cutie! Something about that age and being naked, mine is the same way! My 14 yr old son was the same way but he grew out of it early on. I was beginning to get a little worried. Lol!

I am in love with your game board hallway! That is awesome! And what a wonderful feeling to say they were all made by you! Definitely something to be proud of girl!