Melissa from Polished Habitat wound up with a vintage Mancala game board through some thrifting adventures with fellow bloggers. She was challenged to make something creative and useful out of her thrifted supplies, so she decided to take the wooden mancala board and create a unique jewelry tray! Using gold leaf and a few small wooden drawer pulls, Melissa transformed the dated wood of the game board into a beautiful aged gold jewelry tray perfect for displaying her grandmother’s vintage jewelry. This technique could be applied to many different surfaces, like wooden bowls or boxes that you might find at the thrift store! If you do happen to find a mancala board like the one Melissa has, you could update it in any number of ways to fit with your decor.
Check out Melissa’s gorgeous finished project:
You can see the full tutorial on Melissa’s blog Polished Habitat.