If I were judged by the way I play the game Monopoly, I would not have any friends or family members left. The game brings a highly competitive and ambitious individual out of me, which frankly surprises everyone, including myself. A much friendlier Monopoly fan, Reddit user [ToastnEggs], paid tribute to the game by taking his standard kitchen table and turning in to a Monopoly board. The man spent 40 hours sketching, drawing, and carving. He even gave the Free Parking space a new designed, modern car. Monopoly is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The board game was created with the intention to educate the negative aspects of private monopolies of land ownership. Today, Monopoly is played in 43 languages and 111 countries worldwide. The new table designer has renamed his home “the international house of games.” : http://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/2zworq/i_decided_to_convert_my_kitchen_table_into_a/
I used wood stain for the sides and the majority of the center of the table. I used paper towel to smudge it around to give it a more vintage/used look. This way its less noticeable to see actual wear and tear later on.