I have a big empty wall in my very outdated (think brown wood paneling, yuck!) family room. I stare at it several times a day with disgust.
But in what could only be a Divine Inspiration I came up with a solution today and my arm is a little sore from patting myself on the back.
While cleaning out the game drawer and sorting through the monopoly money, broken poker chips, cards with only 36 to the deck and sets of half missing pawns and tokens, I got fed up and decided to just chuck every little piece.
Into the garbage went Dora pawns from the Chutes and Ladders game, torn monopoly dollars, ripped Go Fish cards, half of the cherries from Hi-Ho Cherry-O, scrabble pieces, and my personal favorite; all those metal monopoly hats and cars that hurt when you step on them.
But for some reason I had a hard time letting go of all the game boards. They were in such good shape, probably because everyone played with the pieces instead of the actual gameboards, and an idea went through my head.
Why not hang these on the wall in our homeschool/game/movie/play/ family room?
Great idea, right?
So not being one to resist a Divine Inspiration, (unless it’s inconvenient, costs too much, makes me cry or requires the absence of chocolate) I did it.
And I can’t quite decide if it falls more on the “tacky” side or the “Gayle, you are a gigantic genius" side.
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****this post was recycled from an earlier post.