interior design 101 the details- a. chess board

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This little pedestal/box o' storage once held the fish tank that was in the corner of the dining room. D- Don't worry, the fish have been relocated to the guest bedroom-- I didn't cook them. While Shauna and I were "shopping" in the couples storage room I stumbled across a chess set. The chess board that came with the set was in rough shape, which gave me an idea about this box-- it just needed to be brightened up! The chess set was a gift to Tom,  from the family that hosted him while studying abroad. Those kind of memories shouldn't be put in storage, particularly games. Design tip: incorporate games into your design, play time is important!  Tom really did a fantastic job on the chess board--precise and clean lines. A little paint, masking tape and patience and voila! 
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