6 DIY Makeovers for Old Games

What do you do when your old board games expire? It’s hard to part with them—even if they’re beat-up and missing pieces and you only play games on your phone these days. Well, here are some smart ways to repurpose them around the house. What I especially love: You’re decluttering a closet from stuff you don’t use any more AND giving your home some personality, too. Win-win!

  • Board game gallery wall
  • Scrabble coasters
  • Playing card journals
  • Puzzle wall art
  • Monopoly trinket box
  • Board game picture frame
  • Turn vintage game boards into a gallery wall, like Stacy from NiftyLiving.
  • Glue Scrabble pieces into coasters, like Nicole of VisualHeart.
  • Transform playing cards into covers for mini journals, like Diane of CraftyPod.
  • Paint puzzle pieces and rearrange them as wall art, like Miriam of BabyEcoChic.
  • Decoupage Monopoly cards and money to a box, like Kim at Yessy.
  • Glue game pieces to a picture frame (cute gift for a kid!), like Carrie of MakingLemonade.

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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