Card table makeover – or is it called a game table?

You’ve seen folding tables on Kijiji or Craig’s list – but did any of them look this good? They can with this inexpensive card table makeover!

I’m pretty sure my Grandparents would have called this a card table?

damaged card table, damaged game table, damaged folding table

Maybe I’m wrong?

After a Pinterest search for what to call this, I found that these old folding tables are listed under card tables, game tables, AND folding tables?

Regardless, […]

2021-08-09T12:06:56-04:00August 9th, 2021|BEFORE & AFTER, GAMES / FUN, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|Comments Off on Card table makeover – or is it called a game table?

Scrap wood playing card holder – help for little/old hands

Know someone with little hands, old hands, achey hands, shakey hands…. you get the idea.  Gifting them this simple scrap wood playing card holder can help bring the fun back into games and it only takes minutes to make!

Good morning everyone!

We had an awesome weekend here in SW Ontario – Sunday brought freezing rain all day and then Monday we received a light coating of snow overtop.  Dangling icicles from evergreens with just a frosting of snow – magical.  Treacherous […]

2020-08-23T14:59:24-04:00December 3rd, 2019|BUILD IT, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|Comments Off on Scrap wood playing card holder – help for little/old hands

Do-It-Yourself Rummoli Board

Do you remember Rummoli from when you were a child?  I used to play with my grandparents and it was a treasured memory I’d like to revisit with my kids.  This DIY Rummoli board is made with ¼” mdf and some spray paint, and will last for years – so they too can share the fun with their kids!

My parents recently brought out their Rummoli board from 1940.  It’s a Copp Clark paper version that my Step-Dad used to play […]

2020-08-23T14:59:28-04:00September 4th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|Comments Off on Do-It-Yourself Rummoli Board

DIY Game Challenge – Simple Sliding Puzzle

Are you a Survivor fan?  We are, so today I’m putting together a simple sliding puzzle to challenge my kids to some good ole’ family fun.

Good Monday morning!

I’m excited today because I’m participating in the #DIYGameChallenge that Katie at Addicted 2 DIY is hosting.  Several DIY bloggers are coming together with ideas an inspiration for games you can make.

I’ve called dibs on Tag – kidding, we actually had to make something for the challenge, so I whipped together a […]

2020-08-23T14:59:34-04:00April 29th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN|11 Comments

I made a ping-pong table!

Good morning and Happy Canada Day!

This hot weather has me melting, but given the winter we just came out of, I hate to spend much time indoors.  I havemy patio all set up with a fan moving the air constantly, the Intex pool nearby and a FOLDING PING-PONG TABLE on the patio.

DIY ping pong table, ping pong table, folding ping pong table, backyard fun, backyard games

Yup, I built my own […]

2020-08-23T15:00:38-04:00July 1st, 2018|BUILD IT, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|Comments Off on I made a ping-pong table!

Cottage Games / Camping Games

Do any/many of you head to a cottage or go camping in the summer?

We rent a cottage with friends each year and spend a week by the beach “Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool…” (Fresh Prince style). We load our cars to maximum capacity – so much so that the kids are usually bent into some awkward Twister position and my knees are up around my chest trying to fit one last thing in. They are going to be […]

2020-08-23T15:00:38-04:00June 25th, 2018|GAMES / FUN, KIDS|Comments Off on Cottage Games / Camping Games

One-Man Ping-Pong

We have had so much fun with our one-man ping-pong that I had to share the build so you could have fun with your family as well.

First off I want to say that I am the reigning champion of mini ping-pong / one-man ping-pong.  I only built our game last Monday, so I’m sure I’ll blow my record out of the water as I practice, but the family scores are currently:

2020-08-23T15:00:40-04:00June 16th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|2 Comments
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