I’d been keeping my eye out for a mancala board for quite some time.  Not just any board, but one that was unique enough that I would want to keep it on my coffee table.  I figured we could use a reminder to take a break and play a game every now and again.  So, when I came across this one for a mere 50 cents at a garage sale, I couldn’t snatch it up quick enough.  With that price, I knew that I would feel comfortable trying to REjuvenate it, without potentially losing money if the result didn’t turn out.
When trying to decide on a look, I wavered back and forth between colorful and loud, or simple and clean.  The decision became simple once my Mom gave me a number of beautiful rocks from her collection though.  Wanting the rocks to be the focus, I decided on a neutral color palette of white, gold, and unfinished wood; and a clean geometric pattern.
I am so happy with how the board turned out, and how it has spiced up our coffee table.  Even more so, it has been fun to sit down with Ricky and play every so often.  It’s a nice way to break up the night, and spend time together outside of our usual go-to’s…as well as practice our competitive sides (lets just say that one game always turns into best of three). 😉