Chess Anyone?

April 17th, 2012 in member junk     
AtticusFinch AtticusFinch, member
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Collected salt and pepper shakers make an awesome chess set.  The board is made of brown and white marble subway tiles cut in half for 3" squares.  A couple of the pair of shakers have sentimental value the small set in white directly in front of the King and Queen are from my best friend's mother-in-law home.  They are dated WWII time frame, and one even has an imperfect flaw, as it doesn't sit flat.  It was fun hunting for just the right scale.  Kings and Queens were all purchased separately, but match perfectly.

Funny thing...I don't even know how to play.  I do remember watching my Dad teach my brothers how to play when I was very young.

 


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Comments (8)

The_paqrat writes: Beautiful! I had thought years ago how great silver salt shakers would look as chess pieces but how to find enough for the pawns kept me from trying it. Posted: 1:20 am on May 14th
oldnews writes: This is so cool! Never seen anything like it! I don't play, but I would love to have this sitting out, it's wonderful!
Posted: 6:36 am on April 21st
clarerose writes: Totally fabulous,what a great idea! Posted: 6:16 am on April 20th
AtticusFinch writes: Thank you...

Posted: 5:28 am on April 20th
MakinItHappen writes: What a clever and unique idea!!! I love it! BTW, you should learn how to play chess; it's very fun. Posted: 7:43 am on April 18th
gadgetsponge writes: First off -- love your member name. One of my favorite movies and favorite names. Second -- great job on this project. Very original and really shows the dedication it took finding all those unique and matching shakers. Beautiful. Posted: 7:49 pm on April 17th
JunkArchitect writes: This is the coolest chess set I have ever seen...AMAZING..!!!

Jim
Posted: 6:17 pm on April 17th
suewhitney writes: I've always wanted to do a ches set ala junk, but never got around to it. LOVE it!!!!

Be Well,
Sue
Posted: 11:46 am on April 17th
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